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Bryan Stow can still sue the Dodgers, the Dodgers can still get out of bankruptcy

Mar 19, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

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Bankruptcy tends to get rid of all of the lawsuits you have pending against you. And the Dodgers, who are bankrupt, had been trying to have the Bryan Stow lawsuit disposed of.  Not too popular a move, of course, and Bryan Stow’s attorneys fought hard to avoid it. But now a deal has been struck.

Per Bill Shaikin, the bankruptcy court overseeing the Dodgers approved a deal in which Stow can advance his claims in regular Superior Court and, if he can make it that far, get in front of a jury. Meanwhile, Stow agrees not to object to the Dodgers emerging from bankruptcy, thereby allowing the sale of the team, set for next month, to go through.

When this idea was first suggested earlier this month, the Dodgers’ proposal was that Stow would only seek to recover damages from the team’s insurance carriers and not from individual defendants (i.e. Frank McCourt).  One would presume that that is part of the deal too.

Wow. Frank McCourt and the Wilpons all cutting deals on the same day.  It’s a pretty good Monday if you’re one of baseball’s financially troubled owners.

  1. Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - Mar 19, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    It’s a pretty good Monday if you’re rich enough to make all of your problems go away in court and then hold a press conference saying you’ve been vindicated.

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