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Bryan Stow Family Suing Dodgers
ESPN ^ | May 24, 2011 | Ramona Shelburne

Posted on 05/24/2011 11:55:13 AM PDT by Beaten Valve

The family of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow, who was brutally beaten in the parking lot at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day, filed a civil suit against the Dodgers in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday morning.

The suit seeks unspecified damages to cover Stow's future medical care and as compensation for the economic damages to Stow and his two children.

"It's fairly simple," said Thomas Girardi, the attorney representing the family. "The Dodgers have shown a total disregard for public safety. They've gotten rid of security people. They've had all these incidents at their games, more than other teams. There's also a known gang presence. What did they think was going to happen?"

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Girardi said that the family insisted on repaying much of the money that has been raised for the Bryan Stow Fund since the attack, except for a scholarship for Stow's children that was donated by Giants slugger Barry Bonds because it "means so much to them."

The Dodgers did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the lawsuit.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: baseball; bryanstow; dodgers; giants
Good.

Anything that will help get rid of the McCourts will be appreciated...

1 posted on 05/24/2011 11:55:18 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Millions go to the games every year without a problem. I have gone to many games - I don’t think it is the Dodger’s fault these two parties got into a verbal debate the extended into the parking lot and Bryan was injured.


2 posted on 05/24/2011 12:00:02 PM PDT by edcoil (Democrats doing to America what Reagan did to russia. Driving it to bankrupcy.)
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To: edcoil

But that is where the money is. Was the suspect an illegal? Maybe he should sue the federal government if he is.


3 posted on 05/24/2011 12:08:02 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Beaten Valve

Why shouldn’t Mayor Villaraigos be sued for letting gangs run willy nilly and with impunity, all over L.A.?


4 posted on 05/24/2011 12:19:28 PM PDT by Bertha Fanation
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To: Beaten Valve

Wrong move.


5 posted on 05/24/2011 12:26:27 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: Bertha Fanation

If they are illegal, they should sue the MEXICAN government as well.


6 posted on 05/24/2011 12:27:58 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: edcoil
these two parties got into a verbal debate the extended into the parking lot and Bryan was injured.

Is that what happened?

7 posted on 05/24/2011 12:31:41 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Beaten Valve

“It’s fairly simple,” said Thomas Girardi, the attorney representing the family. “The Dodgers have shown a total disregard for public safety. They’ve gotten rid of security people. They’ve had all these incidents at their games, more than other teams. There’s also a known gang presence. What did they think was going to happen?”

Tom Girardi was the attorney for Erin Brockovich.


8 posted on 05/24/2011 12:41:02 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: edcoil
I don’t think it is the Dodger’s fault these two parties got into a verbal debate the extended into the parking lot and Bryan was injured.

According to news reports published the day after the incident, Bryan Stow's only crime was wearing a Giants jersey while sitting in a gang infested part of Dodger stadium. There was no verbal altercation, the "Latino" gang members just started harrasing him following him out to the parking lot where the attack took place. The gang member arrested for the crime on Sunday was on parole.

9 posted on 05/24/2011 12:42:12 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Beaten Valve
The Dodgers have shown a total disregard for public safety. They've gotten rid of security people. They've had all these incidents at their games, more than other teams. There's also a known gang presence. What did they think was going to happen?

And yet, they attended the game anyway.

10 posted on 05/24/2011 12:47:44 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Beaten Valve; All
Every year, the Dodgers rent out Dodgers' Stadium to the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Believe me, the JWs don't have any problem at all securing every detail of the parking lot.

If the JWs can do it, as the Dodgers take cash from a cult to promote the cult, then the Dodgers should be able to secure their parking lots!

11 posted on 05/24/2011 12:49:30 PM PDT by Colofornian (Key Q for Romney & Huntsman: Show us your spirit-birth certificate from Kolob)
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To: rogue yam

According to the local news and it is really covered by Bill Carroll at 640 am they were verbally exchanging barbs in their seats but it escalated after the game and leaving to parking lot.

It was one of the many leads they had been following - who had the seats, who bought them...


12 posted on 05/24/2011 12:51:55 PM PDT by edcoil (Democrats doing to America what Reagan did to russia. Driving it to bankrupcy.)
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To: forgotten man

“It’s fairly simple,” said Thomas Girardi, the attorney representing the family. “The Dodgers have shown a total disregard for public safety”.

####

Well, IF they convert Chavez Ravine into a medium security penitentiary, they MIGHT be able to “protect the public” from the third world savages.

Wink and nod, Shyster, we know that you could give a crap about public safety. Aside from using it at as a club with which to extort money out of the wealthy, there’s no money in “public safety” for attorney scum like you, Girardi.


13 posted on 05/24/2011 12:52:11 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Beaten Valve

Pro sports has become a haven for professional whoremongers, thugs and dope addicts. Anything that could end pro ball (basketball, foolsball, baseball) is a good thing.


14 posted on 05/24/2011 12:56:34 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Beaten Valve

Not surprised. This is the thanks we get for providing some of the BEST care in the world for injuries like Mr. Stow’s. A stinking ambulance-chasing lawyer just eager to have ANOTHER 15 minutes of fame. Sheesh!

FWIW, NEVER wear an opposing team’s jersey at Dodger Stadium. You do so at your own risk.


15 posted on 05/24/2011 1:05:57 PM PDT by getarope (I came here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Was the suspect an illegal?”

Suspect has already served time in prison. In California illegals are turned over to ICE for deportation when they finish their sentence. I have not heard that he was ever deported. He might be an anchor baby. Either way, if not for illegal immigration Bryan Stow would be home safe with his family.


16 posted on 05/24/2011 1:06:50 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: edcoil

Is is definitely the Dodgers’ fault that they allowed their stadium to become a gang haven, and did nothing about their dark parking lot or needed security.

And there was NO VERBAL DEBATE. These thugs sneaked up on Stow and his friends and attacked Stow from the back with a deadly weapon. He was unconscious before he hit the floor.


17 posted on 05/24/2011 1:10:20 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: edcoil

I listen to Bill Carroll and I have never heard of barbs being traded between these thugs and the Stow party. They do not remember these thugs from within the game at all.

Yes, barbs were traded INSIDE the game between OTHER thuggish Dodger fans, and then the Stow family did not continue the “friendly” taunts because the other side got nasty and started to throw heavy objects (full drinks, etc) at them. At that point, Bryan Stow texted to someone that he was actually afraid.

As they walked out of the stadium, they encountered these violent thugs for the first time, and I believe they were hit or roughed up a little, but they just continued walking and did not engage. In his job as an EMT, Stow knew how to break up fights or discourage them, so he kept walking. It was about 5 minutes later that these thugs RE-APPEARED and slugged Stow in the head, from BEHIND, with something deadly.


18 posted on 05/24/2011 1:15:40 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

I have not heard any of that. The guy on the radio covers in ALL the time - too much really.

Guess we will see at the trail in a year or two


19 posted on 05/24/2011 1:16:08 PM PDT by edcoil (Democrats doing to America what Reagan did to russia. Driving it to bankrupcy.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Have the Dodgers courted the gang element?

It seems that gang-bangers are buying an awful lot of tickets.


20 posted on 05/24/2011 1:16:18 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you can read this / (To paraphrase on old line) / Thank a TAXPAYER!.)
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To: IYAS9YAS
And yet, they attended the game anyway.

The victim was not from LA. He may not have been aware of what a racist, corrupt, gang-banger infested sump-hole that city has become. After all, it is not like the MSM reports accurately on what the leftists and Latino criminals have done to SoCal.

21 posted on 05/24/2011 1:16:51 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: getarope
FWIW, NEVER wear an opposing team’s jersey at Dodger Stadium. You do so at your own risk.

This is the essence of the Stow family suit. The Dogers knew or should have known that visiting fans were at risk and yet they responded inadequately.

22 posted on 05/24/2011 1:21:24 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

Just came back from the Long Beach Grand Prix. Long Beach is a nice place, but everything from there north to the Grapevine is a sheist hole. We should cut California in half at the Tehatchappi’s and let the Mexicans have all of it including Hollywood and Beverly Hills! Even though it’s illegal to carry a gun in California, to get off the 405 in “the Valley” to get a hamburger, you need one!


23 posted on 05/24/2011 1:25:31 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: vette6387
Even though it’s illegal to carry a gun in California

Not illegal. Do your homework.

24 posted on 05/24/2011 1:30:42 PM PDT by SeeSac
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To: Inyo-Mono
The gang member arrested for the crime on Sunday was on parole.

Sue the judge who let this turkey out on parole. My guess is this criminal has a long, long rap sheet that should have set off alarm bells - so hold the judge accountable, too.


25 posted on 05/24/2011 1:52:33 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: SeeSac
Facts are a commodity in short supply when discussing California on this forum.
26 posted on 05/24/2011 1:56:36 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: edcoil
... these two parties got into a verbal debate the extended into the parking lot and Bryan was injured.

Well, since you were there at the time of the crime and personally know the above FOR CERTAIN, you will make a fine witness at the trial. Right??!!

27 posted on 05/24/2011 4:04:39 PM PDT by La Enchiladita ("Netanyahu's no pansy Republican," says Rush.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Don’t get me started on Frank McCourt... just don’t.

At least Jamie has acknowledged what a burden the dispute has been on the fans, welcomed the assignment of the monitor by MLB and has filed a motion in court asking a judge to order the sale of the team.

Big difference between Mr. and Mrs., from what I know.


28 posted on 05/24/2011 4:06:26 PM PDT by La Enchiladita ("Netanyahu's no pansy Republican," says Rush.)
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To: La Enchiladita

You missed most of your education didn’t you. I cannot help you being stupid but as I SAID MANY TIMES I only heard it reported.

You’re, an idiot.


29 posted on 05/24/2011 6:15:46 PM PDT by edcoil (Democrats doing to America what Reagan did to russia. Driving it to bankrupcy.)
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from wikipedia: “Tom Girardi, born 1939, is a founding partner of Girardi & Keese[1] a downtown Los Angeles law firm that has earned a reputation as L.A. County’s king of the class action lawsuit.”

ooh boy.

FWIW...I always figured the A’s fans were probably “worse” but that’s because of the Raiders... I’ve seen plenty of drunks, fights now and then at the few hundred games I’ve gone to over the years.

But since I grew up with an AL team before moving to Cali, I pretty much only saw A’s games... When years later I finally went to some Giants games, it was clear within 5 mins of entering the stadium that Giants fans were definitely superior to A’s fans at running their mouths at opposing fans. And better at being belligerent drunks.

I’ll wait til it all plays out, but from personal experience, I have a hard time believing that a Giants fan decked out in Giants gear at Chavez Ravine was just sitting there quietly.


30 posted on 05/24/2011 10:18:25 PM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: KneelBeforeZod

He was blindsided by gangbangers. Hit from behind...like shooting an unsuspecting man in the back. Whatever he might have said, or did not say, isn’t relevant. A high crime was committed. You do understand this, right? This was three or more against one. You understand this, right?

A brawl is many against many. You understand this, right? A bar room fight can be a brawl, or one on one. You understand this, right? Shooting a man in the back, or hitting him with a deadly weapon, while his back is turned, is wrong. You understand this, right?


31 posted on 05/24/2011 10:34:07 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Repeal the 16th amendment . Send Islam packing to their homeland.)
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To: takenoprisoner

I’ve been to giants games and seen how giants and dodgers fans act.

You understand this, right?

I’ve been to giants games and seen how giants and dodgers fans act.

You understand this, right?

I’ve been to giants games and seen how giants and dodgers fans act.

You understand this, right?

I’ve been to giants games and seen how giants and dodgers fans act.

You understand this, right?

Since you were there and saw what happened, I’ll accept your assessment though.


32 posted on 05/24/2011 10:40:38 PM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: Haiku Guy
It seems that gang-bangers are buying an awful lot of tickets.

One can't help but wonder why Nascar doesn't have these problems.

33 posted on 05/24/2011 10:51:56 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Repeal the 16th amendment . Send Islam packing to their homeland.)
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To: KneelBeforeZod

I’ve been to many sports games in my lifetime. In the arena, there were fans of both teams wearing their colors. But I never thought of shooting one of my opposing team fans in the back. You understand this, right?

Sure, we might barb to and fro. But it was friendly. If the Giants and the Dodgers are as cro-magnon as you describe, then we might want to consider multiple SWAT teams in place to protect the opposing fans from each other. Or, discontinue the competition between them until they become civilized.


34 posted on 05/24/2011 11:03:31 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Repeal the 16th amendment . Send Islam packing to their homeland.)
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To: edcoil
You’re, an idiot.

FAIL: Super grammar there, sport. Talk about missing out on an education.

35 posted on 05/25/2011 5:04:46 PM PDT by La Enchiladita ("Netanyahu's no pansy Republican," says Rush.)
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