L.A. Dodgers ordered to pay fan beaten at stadium
07/09/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Dodgers have been ordered to pay approximately $15 million in damages in the civil case of a man who was beaten at their stadium. As reported by Reuters, a jury found the team negligent; however the former owner of the club also sued was cleared of liability.
The lawsuit was brought forth on behalf of Bryan Stow, who was left permanently disabled after being beaten by two men in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium following a game in 2011. The lawsuit accused the team and its former owner Frank McCourt of negligence in creating an unsafe atmosphere by not providing adequate security.
The jury agreed with the defense’s argument that the men who carried out the attack, Louis Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, were to blame in the incident; however, found the team 25 percent responsible. Sanchez and Norwood have each been sentenced to prison over the attack.
The Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated for nine days before reaching the verdict.
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