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ORC Rules On Dr. Flanigan Appeal

Published: January 21, 2011 3:09 pm ET

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The Ontario Racing Commission today released its ruling on the appeal of Dr. John Flanigan in regard to his five-year suspension.

The ORC ruling appears below. To view an official copy of the ruling, click on the link at the bottom of the ruling.


IN THE MATTER OF THE RACING COMMISSION ACT S.O. 2000, c.20;
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE APPEAL AND REQUEST FOR HEARING BY
STANDARDBRED LICENSEE DR. JOHN FLANIGAN

Dr. John Flanigan sought clarification of the expiration date of the five-year suspension ordered pursuant to Ontario Racing Commission Ruling Number COM SB 008/2006.

On January 17, 2011, a panel of the ORC consisting of vice-chair James Donnelly, commissioner John Macdonald and commissioner Dan Nixon, convened for the purpose of hearing the request for clarification.

Maureen Harquail appeared as counsel for the ORC administration. Gerald Sternberg appeared as counsel for Flanigan.

After hearing the submissions of counsel for the ORC administration and counsel for Flanigan and after reviewing the exhibits, the panel ordered that:

a) the last day of suspension for Flanigan shall be April 30, 2011;
b) following that time, Flanigan is at liberty to proceed with application for re-licensing subject to the payment of the fine of $25,000.

The panel’s Reasons for Decision can be viewed by clicking here.


(ORC)


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