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Hazelwood et. al. v. AMHA et. al. Settlement Notice


The derivative action filed in Vermont Superior Court was settled through mediation in mid- July and the case dismissed. The Court approved the settlement and ordered that notice and an opportunity to object to the settlement be given to all members of the AMHA.

A copy of the Court's Order and the Settlement Agreement may be viewed here:
As stated in the Settlement Agreement, all parties acknowledge that they share a common commitment to the well-being of the Morgan horse and the AMHA, and entered into the litigation and the agreement in good faith. All parties hope that by reaching this agreement they will be able to resolve difficult disagreements and allow the Association to move forward productively to serve the interests of the Morgan horse as well as the Association's members. There is no "winner" in the Agreement-except for the interests of the AMHA and those who love Morgan horses. The parties were glad to be able to work together to resolve the litigation and desire to continue working together in the future for the benefit of the Association and the Morgan horse.


All objections must be in writing and received by the Court on or before September 20, 2010. Objections should be mailed to the Court at the following address:

Vermont Superior Court
Chittenden Unit, Civil Division
175 Main Street
P.O. Box 187
Burlington, VT 05402-0187

Copies of any objection filed with the Court must also be mailed to both:

Eric A. Poehlmann
Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
P.O. Box 190
Burlington, VT 05402-0190


Robert S. DiPalma
Paul Frank + Collins PC
P.O. Box 1307
Burlington, VT 05402-1307

All objections should contain the following caption: Hazelwood et. al. v. AMHA et. al., Docket No. 1231-08 CnC.

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