American Quarter Horse Assoc. cloning lawsuit update
On Dec. 2, the U.S. District Court in Amarillo granted in part AQHA’s Motion for Stay of Equitable Relief Pending Appeal. The effect of the order is that pending resolution of AQHA’s appeal, AQHA is not required to register clones or their offspring. While AQHA is not required to register clones or their offspring pending the outcome of the appeal, the order also specifies that AQHA must immediately develop appropriate rules for the registration of clones and their offspring.
“The AQHA Executive Committee, myself and your AQHA employees are pleased with today’s order granting in part our Motion for Stay, and we will continue to fight for our membership’s right to determine the rules for its Association,” said AQHA Executive Vice President Don Treadway Jr. “Our legal team is hard at work as our appeal goes to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The deadline to file our appellate brief is December 24th. We will keep you updated with developments in the case.”
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