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The Dodgers try to cut a deal in the Bryan Stow lawsuit

Mar 2, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

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Bryan Stow and his family have sued the Dodgers over the attack that severely injured him last Opening Day. The Dodgers have tried to have the lawsuit thrown out in bankruptcy court, because it’s way easier to dispose of such claims in bankruptcy court.  Last week Stow’s attorneys filed a motion ripping the Dodgers a new one for trying to prevent Stow from getting his day in court.

Now the Dodgers have offered a compromise in which Stow could advance his claims in regular Superior Court and, if they can make it that far, get in front of a jury:

In Thursday’s filing, the Dodgers offered to defer to the Superior Court upon three conditions — that Stow does not oppose the team’s emergence from bankruptcy; that Stow waits until that emergence to proceed with the civil suit; and that Stow seeks to recover damages only from the Dodgers’ insurance carriers and not from the defendants themselves. Dodgers owner Frank McCourt is one of the defendants in the civil suit.

It was probably going to be a longshot to get a court to find McCourt and other individual defendants liable anyway.  So if this allows the suit to advance, it makes a lot of sense.

  1. koufaxmitzvah - Mar 2, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    To hell with McCourt. He cut security at the stadium in order to make more money for his hair, houses, and crazy ex-wife.

    He deserves to go broke.

    • blabidibla - Mar 2, 2012 at 1:35 PM

      Problem is even if he loses this court case, he’s about to get richer. He’s due to profit several hundred million off the sale of the Dodgers, and retain rights to the parking lot he spun off as a separate entity. He’ll up the price of parking, and when Dodger Stadium is eventually abandoned in another 20 years, he’ll make huge bank turning the real estate into housing.

      As a fan of the Giants, i tell all my Dodger loving friends we can always agree on one thing… McCourt is an asshat.

      • lanflfan - Mar 2, 2012 at 3:38 PM

        I don’t see McAsshat keeping the parking lot. No owner would want him with that kind of power, and the boycott will continue as long as McAsshat has any connection to the team.

        If Frank isn’t careful, one of those punks who attacked Mr. Stow might just attack him.

  2. stex52 - Mar 2, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Reminding us all that in the end the civil court process is more about what is practically possible rather than what is the most moral or what we would like to see. Thanks, Craig.

  3. yankeesgameday - Mar 2, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    How about they drop the suit if McCourt agrees to patrol his precious Chavez Ravine parking lots himself in the middle if the night.

    • SmackSaw - Mar 2, 2012 at 11:45 AM

      I like your idea better.

  4. SmackSaw - Mar 2, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Whoever owns the parking lots that Stow was beaten at should pay Stow’s expenses. Also, they should pay for Stow’s children’s education.

  5. AlohaMrHand - Mar 2, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    I hope after McCourt sells them the family is awarded the amount McCourt sold them for.

  6. lanflfan - Mar 2, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Seeing as how McAsshat is about to fall assbackwards into a shit ton of money, I’d sue his ass personally. I know he has shell companies for shell companies, but there are legal ways to “pierce the corporate veil” and go after the man behind the curtain.

  7. The Rabbit - Mar 2, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    From what I know about McCourt, he knows he didn’t pay his insurance premium that month.

  8. 49ersgiants4life - Mar 3, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    I think frank McCourt should lose all his money and visit Brian stow and his family twice a week and see what he has done for years and years

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