Reporting Margaret Carrero
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Attorneys for Bryan Stow want the former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers to help pay more than $50 million for their client to cover future medical costs and pain and suffering stemming from an assault on Opening Day of last season.
KNX 1070′s Margret Carrero reports the brain-damaged Stow has racked up $4.3 million in medical bills so far and will need more than $50 million.
Attorney Tom Gerardi said the lawsuit filed May 24 targets Frank McCourt and 13 team-related entities for the March 31, 2011, beating that left Stow unable to physically care for himself.
“You got rid of all your security people, you have all these other breakouts, and this is what has happened because of it,” said Gerardi.
The damage estimates were in documents filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court as part of a statement aimed at helping Judge Abraham Khan supervise the complaint through trial.
Among the claims are assault, battery, negligence, premises liability, negligent hiring, assault and both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
Gerardi — one of two attorneys representing Stow — said financial decisions made by McCourt contributed directly to the brutal assault in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium shortly after the team’s opening-day victory over the Giants last year.
“McCourt, being the cheapskate that he is, wanted to do everything for his own benefit,” he said.
On June 8, Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood were ordered to stand trial for the beating of Stow.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge George Lomeli found sufficient evidence to require Sanchez, 30, and Norwood, 31, both of Rialto, to proceed to trial on one felony count each of mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury.
The trial of the lawsuit is expected to last about a week, according to Stow’s attorneys.
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