Laws v. Wright, 2000 ABQB 49

In this case, the Plaintiff Jane Laws, was bitten by a horse belonging to the Defendant Linda Howard while boarded at a stable managed by the Defendant Gillian Wright, and sought damages pursuant to scienter, pursuant to the Occupiers’ Liability Act, or pursuant to negligence.

The judge found that “Laws was the author of her own misfortune” and that she voluntarily assumed the risk of feeding a dangerous horse, and the action failed.

Source: Case Law

Jurisdiction: Alberta

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