Last March, a California man did what so many baseball lovers do. He attended a baseball game at Dodgers stadium. It was a day of victory for the baseball team, but it was also a day of tragedy for the one fan. He didn't get out the game without being subjected to a severe beating by two men in the parking lot.
It's not so surprising to hear that a violent attack would lead to criminal charges. The men behind the beating have their own legal consequences to deal with in criminal court. But the story doesn't stop there. The assault victim is suing entities tied to the Dodgers, including Frank McCourt, citing points such as premises liability, negligent hiring and more.
In the parking lot attack, the victim, a father, sustained serious injuries. He was left with a traumatic brain injury among other problems, the effects of which will stick with him for life. Such serious injuries are not cheap to treat, and the victim is suing the defendants to try to get what he believes they owe him for their negligence. Without their negligence, he wouldn't have been attacked and have millions of dollars worth of medical bills.
Once the case moves forward, we will post updates with more details about the plaintiff's argument. We do know that the lawsuit is seeking at least $50 million in damages, money that would help cover medical costs and make up for some pain and suffering. As for the premises liability argument, it's possible that the plaintiff more specifically feels that there was insufficient security at the stadium premises.
Source: LA Daily News, "Bryan Stow lawsuit seeks $50 million from Frank McCourt, other Dodgers entities for stadium lot attack," June 19, 2012