Dodgers Say Bryan Stow Shares Responsibility for Attack
PHOTO: Bryan Stow and children (Family Photo)
In fact, the lawsuit goes as far as to insinuate that Stow is partially responsible for the parking lot beating that left him in a coma.
"I've been doing these cases for 23 years and I have never seen one yet in which it didn't take at least two people to tango," McCourt's attorney Jerome Jackson told ESPN.
In comments to the Los Angeles Times, Jackson cited a magazine article claiming that Stow had alcohol in his system when he was admitted to the hospital.
"As Sports Illustrated noted, Bryan Stow was admitted with 0.176 blood alcohol level and that is something that will be considered at trial," he told the Times.
He also clarified his comments about Stow sharing responsibility, saying he was only referring to how a civil jury might view the matter.
Jackson filed the lawsuit last week in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The complaint argues that the two men charged in the Opening Day beating should be held liable for the attack, not McCourt, the team or other parties named in the suit filed by Stow's family in May.
The Dodgers have sued the suspects.
The Stow family has sued 16 entities, Jackson said, but not the two men accused in the attacks.
Stow's family lawsuit alleges that security cutbacks and antiquated facilities at Dodger Stadium contributed to the severity of the injuries Bryan Stow sustained in the attack.
The team is also accused of negligence, premises liability, negligent hiring and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The family is also demanding that the case be tried in front of a jury.
Stow family attorney Tom Girardi, says damages in the case could total as much as $50 million if a jury finds McCourt liable.
Girardi says he is disgusted by McCourt's decision to countersue Norwood and Sanchez.
Stow remains in a rehabilitation facility in the Bay Area.
Family members say he is making remarkable progress, but will need around-the-clock care indefinitely.
You can donate directly to his to Stow's fundraising account by going to one of the banks listed at this site and make a deposit: www.CUSWIRL.com Act #118881
Or via your PayPal account www.PayPal.com Send funds to StowDonations@gmail.com
The fund is also accepting donations at www.sfpcu.org.