Two days after a suspect was arrested in connection with the assault on Giants fan Bryan Stow, Stow’s family has filed a negligence lawsuit against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and names the Dodgers more than a dozen entities connected to the team and the stadium.
The suit was filed by Stow family attorney Thomas Girardi on behalf of Stow and his two minor children. The family is claiming damages for negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and assault and battery, and loss of future services and earnings, among other things.
The suit claims security cutbacks and poor lighting led to an environment ripe for such an attack. Stow and several friends were wearing Giants apparel at the game, but nothing indicates Stow or anybody in his party was doing anything to draw particular attention to themselves. People in attendance near them were reportedly throwing peanuts and hot dogs and Stow texted a family member about the “intimidating scene,”
As Stow and his party left the stadium and entered the parking lot, the two suspects reportedly followed them and attacked. After the two men assaulted Stow they were reportedly driven away by one of the suspect’s (Ramirez) ex-girlfriend. Ramirez is the only one in custody at this point and is being held on $1 million bond.