The family of the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage after a beating at Dodger Stadium sued the team and Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.
LOS ANGELES — The family of the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage after a beating at Dodger Stadium sued the team and Dodgers owner Frank McCourt on Tuesday, alleging cutbacks in security and antiquated facilities — including light fixtures dating to 1962 — contributed to the attack.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of paramedic Bryan Stow of Santa Cruz, Calif., and his two children, contends the Dodgers should have provided more security, especially for the high-profile opening-day game, after which Stow was assaulted in the parking lot. He remains in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital.
The suit did not name Jamie McCourt, who has been fighting with her husband over ownership of the team in divorce proceedings.
Before the attack, Stow and three friends were harassed during the March 31 game, with Los Angeles fans repeatedly taunting them and throwing peanuts, hot dogs and wrappers — “clear signs of intimidation” Dodger security personnel should have addressed — the suit alleged.
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