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Not Horsing Around

A federal jury returned a verdict for the defense in a personal injury case filed by an off-duty Boston police officer against a mounted Massachusets state trooper.

The plaintiff claimed he was injured when the trooper caused his horse to head-butt him outside a New England Patriots game in 2001, resulting in five months of missed work, headaches and dizziness. The defendant trooper claimed he did not intentionally cause the head-butt and that the plaintiff was drunk and had jay-walked, leading to the horseplay at issue.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.