April 1, 2023
Churchill Downs Opens Fire Against Baffert Denial Motion

Churchill Downs He responded vehemently to Bob Baffert’s movement by a federal decide in Louisville asking him to disqualify him from overseeing the Corridor of Fame teacher’s lawsuit towards the corporate.

The submitting was filed on February 13, three days after Baffert’s lawyer, Clark Brewster, filed his disclaimer; Jennings scolded Brewster for allegedly having a background dialog with the opposing lawyer about how the trial was performed.

Baffert Movement Asks Choose to Withdraw from CDI Case

“Bob Baffert and his lawyer, Clark Brewster, proceed to launch brazen and baseless assaults on the integrity of this Court docket,” lawyer Orin Snyder wrote. “Their remaining salvo… is a malicious tactical gamble to threaten and intimidate the Court docket and tarnish the Court docket’s picture within the press by having them undergo a possible loss because the product of a corrupt courtroom.”

Describing Baffert’s refusal request as each premature and frivolous and “stuffed with lies and maliciously offered”, Snyder acknowledged that the refusal request was not accompanied by a doc stating that it was made in good religion, as required by legislation, and it was extremely asserted. late; and that the hyperlink between the decide’s husband Patrick Jennings’ work as a legislative consultant for The Jockey Membership and Baffert’s lawsuit towards the CDI “is just not shut sufficient to warrant dismissal.”


“They (Brewster and Baffert) concluded that the trial was not going nicely for them, and that going into disqualification … both fears the Court docket to withdraw … is just not biased … (or) by advancing public relations targets … financially jeopardizing a possible loss. to painting him because the product of a dismissed decide,” wrote Snyder.

Beneath federal legislation beneath which a movement of withdrawal was launched, the supporting assertion signed by Brewster on this case should be “well timed and satisfactory”.

The CDI argues that the movement was not made in a well timed method, because it was based mostly on the decide’s husband’s employment as a lobbyist for the Jockey Membership, a public file about 9 months in the past. Brewster stated in his affidavit that he found the hyperlink throughout an web search on February 8, 5 days after the injunction listening to ended.

Relating to the adequacy of the movement, Snyder wrote, “The Jockey Membership is just not a celebration to this dispute and there’s no declare that Mr Jennings’ work for The Jockey Membership is in any method associated to this dispute.” “Fairly the other: The Jockey Membership’s illustration is proscribed solely to laws enacted throughout the 2022 legislative session and is on no account related to any challenge at the moment pending in courtroom.”

In response to Snyder, whereas the movement tried to painting a biased ambiance in Jennings’ courtroom throughout the injunction listening to, it was “debunked not solely by the proceedings, but in addition by his personal consumer, who introduced to the media on the courthouse. “At the moment was nice as a result of I lastly obtained my story unbiased(ed). I used to be capable of clarify in an environment,’ the steps proper after the listening to.

Snyder additionally defined that earlier than the listening to, the events agreed, with the approval of the courtroom, that each events would have two hours to current their circumstances. After Brewster and his affiliate counsel had spent all of their two hours giving a keynote, Jennings allowed the trial to be prolonged to roughly 6 1/2 hours. In response to Snyder, Brewster advised Jennings “You had been nice at giving us time. I admire that, Choose. I actually do.”

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