According to a report, trainer Lou Pena’s lawsuit against the Meadowlands was dismissed in U.S. District Court on Thursday, January 26
According to an article by John Brennan on northjersey.com, Pena, who had sued to try to eliminate the ban on his racing at the Meadowlands that has been imposed on him by new track operator Jeff Gural, filed a “notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudice” on Wednesday.
It’s not immediately clear if Pena decided he couldn’t win the case, or if he and Gural reached some sort of truce. The “without prejudice” phrase means the court merely accepted Pena’s request, not that they had any opinion on the merits.
Brennan asked Gural via email if some sort of settlement had been reached. Gural replied: “It was solely his decision.”