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Los Angeles Superior Court

In this action, a baseball fan was beaten severely in the LA Dodgers stadium parking lot. The plaintiff, Bryan S., sued the stadium’s ownership for negligent security. The action was resolved by a Los Angeles jury after the defendant denied negligence.

On March 31, ________, the plaintiff was walking through the parking lot of Dodgers Stadium following a Giants/Dodgers baseball game. The plaintiff was a San Francisco Giants fan, and the two teams have a notorious baseball rivalry. While in the dimly-lit parking lot, the plaintiff was attacked and beaten into unconsciousness by two men (later determined to be Louie S. and Marvin N.). The plaintiff sustained a severe head injury, and now requires round-the-clock medical assistance for the rest of his life.

The mother of the plaintiff filed suit on his behalf in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, naming as defendant the Los Angeles Dodgers, and their former owner Frank McC., whom they charged with premises liability for their failure to provide adequate security. The plaintiff sought recovery of compensatory damages for plaintiff’s long-term medical costs, loss of income and earning capacity, and punitives. The defendant denied negligence.After nine days of deliberation, the jury returned a finding for the plaintiff, finding the team 25 percent liable, with each of the assailants assigned 37.5 percent liability. The jury awarded Mr. S $________ in redress of plaintiff’s past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages.

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