Stow to pursue Dodgers case after sale
Attorneys for San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow will not impede the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers, agreeing Friday to recover any damages from the team’s insurance policies after the ballclub emerges from bankruptcy.
Stow, who suffered severe brain injuries in a brutal attack outside Dodger Stadium on Opening Day last season, will now pursue his case against the team in Los Angeles Superior Court, the Los Angeles Times reported.
US Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross said last week he wanted lawyers from both sides to settle their civil dispute without his intervention.
Embattled Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has agreed to present Gross with an agreement to sell the storied franchise by April 6, with the deal being completed by April 30, according to the Times.
Stow’s attorneys have cited a "conservative" estimate of $50 million for the lifelong medical care he will require.
The 43-year-old spent months in a coma after the March 31 beating.
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."
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.