Jury: Dodgers Negligent in Giants Fan’s Beating

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Judge to Bryan Stow Beating Suspects After Guilty Plea: ‘You’re Nightmares’(CNN) — A California jury on Wednesday found the Los Angeles Dodgers negligent in a civil lawsuit related to the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow following a 2011 baseball game.

The same jury did not find the Dodgers then-owner, Frank McCourt, negligent in the case.

Earlier this year, two California men pleaded guilty for their roles in Stow’s beating. Marvin Norwood and Louie Sanchez were sentenced to four years and eight years, respectively.

Wednesday’s verdict was in a civil case.

The jury found the Dodgers organization 25% responsible for Stow’s injuries, while Sanchez and Norwood were each found 37.5% responsible. The did not immediately announce whether they will appeal.

If the decision is upheld, Stow will receive just short of $18 million dollars in damages total. The lawsuit sought a total of $50 million to cover Stow’s medical costs for him and his two children.

The lawsuit contends the Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt did not provide enough lighting and security in the stadium parking lot the night Stow was beaten. Lawyers for the Dodgers and McCourt argued that their clients acted reasonably, and Stow was intoxicated and aggressive before the assault.

By Sonya Hamasaki

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