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Horse owner claims Meadows Racetrack violating disability law

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Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, 6:58 p.m.
 

A Washington County racehorse owner claims in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that The Meadows Racetrack & Casino violates federal disability laws by permanently banning him from racing his horses at the track because his depression and bi-polar disorder make him a “challenging person” to deal with.

Dino V. LoCastro of Peters claims in the lawsuit that he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge after a 2011 incident at the casino. The original charges included terroristic threats, according to Washington County court records. The racetrack banned him even though it hasn't done so with people who have committed more serious offenses, the lawsuit says.

LoCastro's lawyer, Max Feldman, couldn't be reached for comment. A spokesman for The Meadows declined comment.

Brian Bowling is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-325-4301 or bbowling@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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