Attorneys on behalf of Bryan Stow have filed a lawsuit (PDF) against the Los Angeles Dodgers claiming a variety of torts related to the assault that has left Stow unconscious for the past two months. The lawsuit alleges nine different tortious acts by a variety of parties. The nine counts are:
2. Premises Liability
3. Negligent Hiring, Retention, And Supervision
4. Negligent Infliction Of Emotional Distress
5. Loss of Consortium
8. False Imprisonment
9. Intentional Infliction Of Emotional Distress
In the coming days we'll go into detail on each of the various counts. The basic case they will be presenting is that some or all of the various parties involved had knowledge that there was the potential for criminal activity. While they may not have been able to predict this exact event, they had a reasonable belief something like this could happen. Each of the torts includes a variety of elements that we will break down.
The parties included as defendants are:
1. Los Angeles Dodgers, LLC
2. Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc
3. Dodger Tickets, LLC
4. Dodger Tickets Manager Corp.
5. LA Holdco LLC
6. LA Partners LLC
7. LA Real Estate LLC
8. LA Real Estate Holding Company, LLC
9. Blue Landco, LLC
10. McCourt LLC
11. The McCourt Company, LLC
12. The McCourt-Broderick Limited Partnership
13. Frank H McCourt Jr, a corporation
14. Frank McCourt, individually and as owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers
15. Does 1 through 100, inclusive
According to the lawsuit, Does 1 through 5 refer to the actual assailant that attacked Stow and his accomplices. There are believed to be two accomplices but this provides room for more that could be found. The rest of the Does were included basically as place-holders pending further investigation of the incident.
The lawsuit includes so many parties because there are different parties that own and operate Dodger Stadium. Different aspects of McCourt's holdings deal with paying security. It's basically one big complicated mess that this trial will attempt to sort out. Combine this trial with Frank McCourt's divorce case and we might actually get a decent idea what makes up McCourt's money (or lack there of).
The lawsuit does not specify dollar figures in damages, but it asks for specifics such as general damages, special damages, punitive damages and legal fees. It's also interesting to note that it asks for all the money donated into the Bryan Stow fund and reimbursement to all who donated to the fund except for Barry Bonds' offer to pay for the kids' college bills.