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Jackson Has No Plans To Sue US Consignors
In the on-going saga generating headlines across the US, California winemaker Jess Jackson (whose lawsuit against former bloodstock advisers heated up last week after additional charges & defendants were named & "subsequent legal filings unveiled possible supporting evidence in a case alleging fraud & misrepresentation in the private & public purchase of horses & farmland on Jackson's behalf") told bloodhorse.com: "I'm not fighting the world here!" Jackson declared bluntly: "We've invested substantial funds & we are in this business for the long haul. I look forward to long, positive working relationships with the entire industry. I'm here because I enjoy the business & I've found some weak points that have hurt me & have hurt others. We've named the people we have identified as working together to defraud my family & we are not intending to include anyone else." (Jackson's lawsuit is against Emmanuel de Seroux & his Narvick International, agents Brad Martin, Frederic Sauque & Fernando Diaz-Valdez, trainer Bruce Headley & the Buckram Oak Holdings of the late Mahmoud Fustok.) Jackson added: "It may be obvious from a distance that we've struggled to protect consignors & farms. We have no knowledge that any of them knew I was being defrauded. I'm not going to bring them into court & don't want to."