Judge Refuses To Delay Bryan Stow Civil Trial

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A judge Tuesday refused to postpone the trial for a civil suit filed against former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt on behalf of Bryan Stow.

The 43-year-old San Francisco Giants fan was beaten at Dodger Stadium on opening day in 2011. Stow suffered massive injuries, including brain damage and the loss of part of his skull.

The lawsuit, filed in May 2011, claims assault, battery and negligence on behalf of McCourt and three other former team entities.

Defense attorneys wanted to review key documents and take depositions of the two suspects – Rialto residents Marvin Norwood and Louie Sanchez — before moving forward, but the judge denied their request. The case will go to trial on Aug. 27.

Stow, who is wheelchair bound and has the cogitative capacity of an adolescent child, lives with his parents and receives 24-hour care, his attorney said.

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