The Jockey’s Guild has brought a legal malpractice case against its attorney. They cite a default judgment and other losing tactics.
"The Jockey’s Guild has filed a lawsuit against the organization’s former legal counsel claiming he and others were negligent in their responsibilities to protect the financial interests of the Guild and its 1,300 member-jockeys at race tracks around the country.
The complaint against Los Angeles lawyer, Lloyd Ownbey, and un-named co-defendants was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. It alleges they committed errors and omissions that led to a quarter-million-dollar default court judgment against the Guild, and that Ownbey failed to properly disclose "unfair and onerous terms" of contractual dealings involving the Guild’s former National Manger, Wayne Gertmenian, who was fired last December. " The article.