November 29, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The lawsuit against the Los Angeles Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt over the devastating beating of a San Francisco Giants fan is in the hands of the jury.
In the trial's closing arguments Thursday, the attorney for brain-damaged victim Bryan Stow asked for $37.2 million in actual damages and suggested doubling it to account for pain and suffering.
The defense argued that jurors should not find any liability and should not award any damages.
Attorney Dana Fox asserted that the blame lay with the two Dodgers fans who attacked Stow and with Stow himself. Fox cited Stow's high blood-alcohol level and a witness account of Stow yelling in the Dodger Stadium parking lot before the assault.
Stow was attacked after the 2011 opening day game between the California rivals.