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Montana high court rejects malpractice suit
Helena, Mont.-Montana Supreme Court justices have turned down a claim that Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital (CSU-VTH) should be open to long-arm jurisdiction for an equine malpractice lawsuit because it operated a Web site.
Helena, Mont.-Montana Supreme Court justices have turned downa claim that Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital (CSU-VTH)should be open to long-arm jurisdiction for an equine malpractice lawsuitbecause it operated a Web site.
The case, Threlkeld vs. State of Colorado, was filed early last yearand unanimously dismissed last December.
The Threlkelds, who are Appaloosa horse breeders, were fighting CSU incourt since their premier stud died at the VTH in 1996 while having neurologicaltesting done.
The Threlkelds subsequently sued CSU for veterinary malpractice, lateramending their complaint to include deceit, negligent misrepresentationand fraud.
CSU attorneys then moved to dismiss the complaint, claiming lack of personaljurisdiction.
Read Associate Editor Jennifer Fiala's full article in the June issueof DVM Newsmagazine.