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Injured New York Yankee Fan Takes a Swing at Century-Old Baseball Rule

Baseball is timeless. Is the Baseball Rule? The century-old legal doctrine blocks fans from suing a ball club if they get hurt by a foul ball or a shattered bat. The reason: Fans accept the risk of injury at a …

No Lawyers in Baseball Means Dozens of Fan Injuries: Nocera

We live in a society that is both risk-averse and litigation-mad. Not surprisingly, these two things go hand in hand. After a handful of crashes involving Toyota Motor Corp. automobiles, said to be the result of sudden acceleration, the company …

Lawsuit Seeks to Force Ballparks to Install Foul Ball Safety Nets

Fans in box seats at Major League Baseball games might have less use for their gloves if Oakland A’s fan Gail Payne gets her way. Payne cited the estimated 1,750 fans a year who are struck by balls, mostly fouls, …

Lawsuits by Fans Injured at NASCAR Race Face Obstacles

The attorney for three NASCAR fans injured last weekend during a race the day before the Daytona 500 says they are exploring a possible lawsuit, but some experts say they could face tough obstacles in winning damages. Matt Morgan, the …

Tennessee Team Sued Over ‘Human Hockey Puck’ Stunt

A Nashville radio personality is suing the NHL Predators over an injury from the “human hockey puck” stunt. The suit by Adam “Intern Adam” Davis of WRVW-FM was filed in Davidson County Circuit Court and seeks $25,000 for medical bills. …

Judge Urges Los Angeles Dodgers, Beaten Fan to Reach Settlement

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the family of a baseball fan who was badly beaten at a game last year were encouraged by a bankruptcy judge to discuss a settlement of a negligence lawsuit. The family of Bryan Stow wanted …

Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Sues Atlanta Braves

A Pittsburgh Pirates baseball fan says in a lawsuit that Atlanta Braves’ security officers and ushers ignored complaints about a group of rowdy fans he says attacked him at Turner Field. Elmer “Bobby” Collins of Macon claims in court documents …