WAUKESHA - Eight months after it began, a Cleveland woman’s fight
for her pet horse was settled short of a trial this month, even
though the horse died while the case was pending.
Tracy Kaderabek sued the estate of her father, Clifford Lassmann,
alleging she owned an 18-year-old gelding named Sundrift City
Slicker, known as "Iggy," which the estate wanted to sell.
But Iggy died while the case was pending, leaving Kaderabek to fight
over his remains.
After going to mediation earlier this month, the sides settled
and avoided a trial, awarding Iggy’s remains - his ashes and tail
- to Kaderabek, as well as $50,000 in proceeds from Lassmann’s
Kaderabek on Wednesday declined to comment without talking to her
attorney, Thomas Van Horn. Van Horn was unavailable for comment
Wednesday, as well.