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Judge dismisses Grace Foundation’s lawsuit

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 — A $20 million lawsuit filed against Lassen County by the director of a horse rescue organization has been dismissed.

County Administrative Officer Richard Egan said an Orange County Superior Court judge made the decision Monday, Aug. 4 when a jury trial was scheduled.

According to county counsel Bob Burns, the case was dismissed because DeCaprio abandoned the cause of action by not appearing in court.

All other defendants including Wells Fargo, Bank of America and the banks’ former attorney Tim Ryan were also dismissed.

The ruling comes after a two-year legal battle with Beth DeCaprio, who alleged horses removed from Whispering Pines on Highway 36 were fraudulently handed over and care of the animals was bankrupting her organization.

For the full story, read the Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 edition of the Lassen County Times.

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