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Horse on the highway! Who is liable?


Barker’s horse bolted through an open gate on Matchett’s farm and ran onto the highway. A car hit the horse, then careened into Gromer’s car, injuring Gromer, who filed a lawsuit in Butler County, Missouri.

Gromer settled with the other driver and Barker before the trial. Then Gromer convinced a jury that Matchett should be at least partly responsible. He owned the farm with the open gate where Barker boarded his horse.

Missouri’s Stock Law, section 270.101 RSMo, makes a person whose livestock gets onto a highway responsible for Read the rest of this entry

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