On October 26, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit entered an order denying the plaintiffs' petition for rehearing of the opinion that rendered judgment for the American Quarter Horse Association in the cloning lawsuit.
Specifically, that opinion held that the plaintiffs' evidence did not prove a conspiracy to restrain trade and that "AQHA is not a competitor in the allegedly relevant market for elite Quarter Horses."
"We are delighted with this decision," said Craig Huffhines, AQHA executive vice president. "Our staff and legal teams have devoted countless hours fighting for our members' rights, and we're grateful for the Fifth Circuit's decision that leaves intact the well-reasoned opinion in AQHA's favor."
For more information on the American Quarter Horse Association, visit www.aqha.com.