Friday, October 28, 2011

Let's Blame The Guy In A Coma

According to Dodgers attorneys, Dodgers parking lot beating victim Bryan Stow shouldn't have been tangoing around in the first place, according to the Dodgers. Or something like that:

An attorney representing the Dodgers and owner Frank McCourt filed a civil complaint against the two men charged in the Opening Day beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in Los Angeles Superior Court last week, arguing that they should be held liable for the attack, not McCourt, the team or other parties named in the suit filed by Stow's family in May.

"One of the things the jury will be asked to do is to determine what percentage of fault various individuals have for this event," McCourt's attorney Jerome Jackson told ESPNLosAngeles.com.

"You're saying to the jury, 'They (the Stow family) are saying we're 100 percent liable. But does that mean (Marvin) Norwood and (Louis) Sanchez, who beat this guy up, have no liability? And, does it mean Mr. Stow himself has no liability?' "

Jackson said that if the case goes to a jury trial, he will ask jurors to assign percentages of liability to the Dodgers, McCourt, Norwood, Sanchez, Stow and the other entities named in the original suit. If financial damages are awarded, they would be paid out at those percentages.

"I've been doing these cases for 23 years and I have never seen one yet in which it didn't take at least two people to tango," he said, referring to the notion that jurors could decide Stow bears some liability in the attack. "So stay tuned and stand by."

In other news, Arthur Murray class enrollments plummeted yesterday.

5 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Attorneys did not say if Ned Colletti would be held liable.

Greg Hao said...

I was going to say I hate sounding like an asshole but from a defense perspective, what part of Jackson said was untrue?

It's already public knowledge that Stow antagonised people while in the stands and speculations are that the final beating in the parking lot is the final result of what happened during the game.

Obviously none of this excuses what happened to Stow and I feel bad for him and his family.

But look, Jackson's job is to win a court case, not PR or friends.

Dusty Baker said...

I definitely hear you, Greg.

Eric Karros said...

I don't totally not hear you too, Greg.

Greg Hao said...

lol@you two.