The Supreme Court of Appeals in West Virginia has ruled the state racing commission has the power to place the burden of proof on racetracks should they choose to eject permit-holders from their facilities.
The West Virginia Racing Commission June 17 overturned a woman's almost nine-year ban from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and tabled action on a similar ejection of her husband.
The West Virginia Racing Commission Oct. 22 upheld a hearing officer's recommendation not to lessen penalties given to two horsemen involved in the use of a "program trainer" at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
A trainer who won her appeal of a 2008 ejection from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races was ejected again by the same racetrack for an unrelated violation and has appealed that action.
A West Virginia-based trainer has been deemed ineligible for a license, and three others were suspended in connection with alleged use of "program trainers" at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Trainer Patty Burns, banned from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races since early 2008, has won her appeal of the ejection.
Four men ejected from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races over alleged involvement in the use of "program trainers" have filed an appeal with the West Virginia Racing Commission.
The non-jury trial in the lawsuit of owner Michael Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo in U.S. Middle District Court in Pennsylvania has ended, leaving the case in the hands of Judge Sylvia Rambo.
A trial involving an owner and trainer ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in 2010 is scheduled to begin April 23 in United States District Court in Pennsylvania.
The West Virginia Racing Commission's new procedural rules governing due process and hearings could be challenged in court, according to a letter recently received by the regulatory agency.
The West Virginia Racing Commission Feb. 27 unanimously adopted new procedural rules that allow occupational permit-holders the right to appeal racetrack ejections.
The West Virginia Racing Commission, in the wake of a state Supreme Court of Appeals decision, has amended some procedural rules to specifically allow occupational permit holders to appeal racetrack ejections.
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, in a ruling filed Nov. 18, has upheld a circuit court decision that seven jockeys ejected from Charles Town Races in 2009 have the right to appeal to the state racing commission.
A situation involving the ejection of the president of the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has been settled, an official said Oct. 5.
The president of the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has been ruled off the grounds of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races pending a hearing on a request for a temporary restraining order.
A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit filed against the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission by owner Michael Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo to proceed.
Trainer Anthony Adamo, ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course along with owner Michael Gill, has been permitted access to the Pennsylvania racetrack.
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