COOKEVILLE, TN – On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Putnam County Circuit Judge Amy Hollars set the Pat Stout vs TWHBEA, and John Does I-X, for trial on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The Court denied Stout’s request for Temporary Injunction. In doing so, the Judge said because Mrs. Stout can receive money damages for her financial losses, she is not suffering the "irreparable harm" required by the rules to issue an injunction.
Judge Hollars stated that while the balancing of the harm strongly favored Mrs. Stout - i.e., that TWHBEA suffers nothing from reinstating Mrs. Stout's membership - but the Court also stated that the absence of irreparable harm meant the Court could not properly issue the injunction.
The Putnam County, Tennessee Jury will be empaneled in 119 days on November 12, 2014 to hear Pat Stout’s $1 Million suit for damages against Steve Smith’s TWHBEA for alleged wrongs that TWHBEA committed against Pat Stout.
Nephew Eugene asked Randolph from Theta who went to Vanderbilt University Law School what all of this means. Randolph said that the Court setting an expedited trial date sent a definite message to TWHBEA that justice for Mrs. Stout will not be long in coming.
TWHBEA’s alleged wrongdoings against Pat Stout flowed from Pat Stout conducting an Opinion Poll in September/October 2013 asking TWHBEA members to vote “YES” or “NO” on the PAST ACT. On September 19, 2013, Pat Stout - VP Horse Shows of TWHBEA sent a postcard mailer to 6,950 voting eligible members of TWHBEA soliciting their opinion, "YES" or "NO" regarding passage of the PAST ACT before Congress. An impressive 26% of the TWHBEA membership responded, and they voted landslide 63% "YES" in favor of passage of the PAST ACT.
When the sore Big Lick interests learned on September 23, 2013 when the postcard mailers arrived that the rank and file members of TWHBEA were being allowed to vote on the issue, a state of hysteria ensued.
Walking Horse Report Editor Jeffrey Howard told persons:
“They’ll never count those votes”.
A TWHBEA Executive Committee Meeting was set for September 27, 2013. Prior to the meeting, TWHBEA President Loyd Carr Black, who had been unavailable in the days preceding, on September 26, 2013, signed his name to a letter that he admittedly did not write. The letter was email blasted to all of the TWHBEA members. In the letter, President Black smeared Pat Stout and demeaned her polling initiative. During the week of September 27, 2013, President Black refused to allow Pat Stout to explain the Poll on TWHBEA’s website or Facebook page.
The September 27, 2013 TWHBEA Executive Committee meeting lasted 8 hours. It was a lynch mob scene. Black presided over the meeting by telephone. An attempt was made to excommunicate Pat Stout from TWHBEA.
At this meeting, Tom “I’M A PROUD HPA VIOLATOR” Kakassy appeared with a
Complaint against Stout and distributed it to the EC members, but Kakassy did not file it in accordance with TWHBEA rules and procedures. Then President Loyd Carr Black, a sworn Georgia small claims court judge, denied Stout her rights under TWHBEA’s rules and procedures, and went along with the sore Big Lick interests and sent the Pat Stout Poll matter for “investigation” to a biased conflicted Enforcement Committee meeting on which Tom Kakassy was sitting.
Ironically at the September 27, 2014 meeting, the TWHBEA Executive Committee recognized the validity of Pat Stout’s Poll when it voted to allow Pat Stout to explain the Polling Initiative to the TWHBEA membership on the TWHBEA Facebook and Website which Pat Stout did.
Black then resigned as TWHBEA President shortly before the Poll votes were counted. Black was never seen again until he surfaced in Washington, DC at an American Horse Council meeting representing Georgia. The American Horse Council has endorsed the PAST ACT.
The Poll votes were counted on October 16, 2013, by CPA Cook and Co of Arab, Alabama and the PAST ACT received overwhelming approval by the TWHBA membership.
Following the Pat Stout Poll results, a full color ad was run in The Tennessean by Citizens Against Soring.
The Pat Stout Poll matter rolled on through the Fall.
Finally, the TWHBEA Executive Committee met on December 5, 2012, and exonerated Pat Stout of all allegations that she did anything wrong.
Steve Smith took office on December 7, 2013, and with a new Executive Committee in place ordered that prior to the new Enforcement Committee being seated and approved in January 2013, that an Enforcement subcommittee be formed under Tom Kakassy and ‘report back as quickly as possible” on its recommendation what should be done on the Pat Stout matter.
The Poll Map, based on a state by state breakdown prepared by Cook and Co. CPA of the Poll Results was published on December 25, 2013.
In early January, Kakassy’s kangaroo court Subcommittee, on which sore Big Licker Sheryl Crawford sat, came back with a recommendation that Pat Stout should be indefinitely suspended from her membership privileges at TWHBEA. The recommendation report questioned Mrs. Stout’s integrity, and according to the allegation’s in Stout’s lawsuit, maliciously defamed her. Steve Smith’s Executive Committee unanimously approved Kakassy’s Subcomittee recommendation.
Represented by Harvard educated and Tennessee State Legislator Henry Fincher of Cookeville, Tennessee, Pat Stout filed her $1 Million dollar suit for damages against TWHBEA in Putnam County Circuit Court on May 20, 2014.
Discovery is about to proceed in the lawsuit and it should be interesting.
There is a strong possibility that some of those John Doe defendants, including possibly Tom “I”M A PROUD HPA VIOLATOR”, will soon have their real names inserted as co-defendants in the litigation.