What’s worse, this kind of venal gesture disgraces the memory of the dead. And it is logically, legally, and morally unsupportable.
What kind of a jury in its right mind could find a causal connection between the manufacturer of the bat and the kid’s death? And if that connection exists, what other specious connections can be made?
This should be appealed and reversed.
It is tragic that the boy died, but millions of kids play baseball, with metal bats, and such accidents are very rare. They can happen with wooden bats as well. Sometimes a tragedy is nobody's fault.
I think the author makes a great point that it is highly unlikely that a warning label would have prevented the league from using metal bats, or the parents from allowing their son to play in a league with metal bats.
The over saturation of warning labels is actually a danger, IMO. Because we see so many ridiculous, unnecessary warning labels on so many products, we are more likely to ignore the critical warnings along with the frivolous ones.
I'm sure one day, someone will sue on the grounds that a manufacturer put too many warning labels on a product, causing the user to miss the warning of a true danger. Actually, I wonder if this has happened already.