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Dodgers Must Pay Beaten Fan $15M

Team found negligent in attack on Bryan Stow
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2014 6:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Dodgers must pay about $15 million to a fan who suffered brain damage in a 2011 attack on Opening Day, reports Reuters. Jurors found the team negligent in the beating suffered by Bryan Stow in a parking lot after the game. Two Dodgers fans attacked the Giants fan so savagely that he now requires daily medical care, says the family of the 45-year-old. Stow's attorneys argued that the team didn't provide adequate security. Jurors, however, did not hold former owner Frank McCourt responsible for any damages, reports CBS Los Angeles.

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The jury found the team liable for all of Stow's economic losses, including lost wages and medical bills, estimated at $14 million. The former paramedic also got $4 million for pain and suffering, though the Dodgers are responsible for only $1 million of that. The rest is supposed to come from the two men who attacked him—they're currently serving sentences of eight and four years respectively. Stow had sought a total of $60 million. (Read more Los Angeles Dodgers stories.)

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