Actor Tom Selleck
has been awarded more than $187,000 after a jury in California found he had been duped into purchasing a lame horse.
The Magnum PI
star went to court over claims Dolores Cuenca sold him a show horse with a medical condition, passing the animal off as fit for his 20-year-old daughter Hannah to ride in amateur competitions.
The jury in the civil case ruled in Selleck's favor on Thursday, awarding him a lump sum to cover the purchase price of the $120,000 horse, named Zorro, and additional boarding costs.
A second hearing will begin on Tuesday to determine how much Selleck should be paid in damages.
Selleck's attorney, George Knopfler, says, "We are pleased with the jury's verdict and we look forward to the proceedings on Tuesday."
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)