Report: Judge wants Stow case settled
US Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross said Wednesday he wants lawyers representing the Los Angeles Dodgers and injured San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow to settle their civil dispute without his intervention, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Stow, 42, suffered severe brain injuries in the brutal attack in a Dodger Stadium parking lot after the Opening Day game between the Giants and the Dodgers last season. He spent months in a coma after the March 31 beating and he and his family have sued a number of parties for negligence, including the Dodgers, in both the Los Angeles Superior Court and the federal Bankruptcy Court.
The Dodgers asked Gross to dismiss the case last month, saying, "The Dodgers had no knowledge of any inappropriate conduct by Stow's assailants prior to the time that Stow sustained his injuries."
Gross has put off making a decision in the case until March 21, the Times reported.
Prosecutors in the criminal case have said Stow was knocked unconscious then repeatedly kicked in the head during the parking lot attack. Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 31, have pleaded not guilty to charges of mayhem, assault and battery.