Attacked Fan's Family Sues Dodgers
Suit accuses team of negligence
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2011 4:58 AM CDT
Bryan Stow, seen here holding his 12-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter, sustained brain damage in the March 31 attack.   (AP Photo/John Stow)

(Newser) – The family of a Giants fan beaten into a coma outside Dodgers stadium nearly 2 months ago say the team could have done a lot more to prevent the attack. Bryan Stow's family has filed a lawsuit against the Dodgers and owner Frank McCourt, accusing the team of negligence that provided a "perfect opportunity" for two thugs to attack Stow in the stadium parking lot, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Stow suffered a traumatic brain injury and is still in a coma.

Stow and his friends were harassed before, during, and after the game, but security staff did nothing, charges the lawsuit, which slams the Dodgers for cutting back on security, allowing gang members to congregate in the parking lot, and failing to promote responsible drinking. The suit seeks unspecified damages for Stow and his two children and reimbursement for members of the public who have donated to Stow's family. One suspect is being held in connection with the attack; the LAPD is hunting another.

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May 25, 2011 7:38 PM CDT
Family admits Bryan Stow has Criminal Past In response to rumors circulating about Bryan Stow’s violent past and criminal history the Stow Family posted the following comment on the Bryan Stow Fund website: “News & Updates Sunday, May 22, 2011 ‘there has been comments and postings regarding Bryan's past. Bryan was not perfect...nobody is. In the years since, Bryan turned his life around. Regardless of his history, we ask that everyone refrain from posting any judgmental comments. Please be aware that we will delete ANY negative comment. Don't forget to visit the store to show your support! ‘ Dave, Ann, Erin and Bonnie Send your love>>”
May 25, 2011 12:38 PM CDT
huh, i wonder where all the anti-lawsuit conservatives are
May 25, 2011 8:06 AM CDT
On a brighter note - I heard on the radio this morning that Barry Bonds is going to pay for college for the Stow kids.