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Bryan Stow Civil Suit Gets New Trial Date

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Trial of a civil suit filed by Dodger Stadium beating victim Bryan Stow has a new judge and a new calendar date.

The case, which was delayed due to the reassignment of the original trial judge, was transferred to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Victor Chavez, who set May 27 as the trial date on Friday.

Stow suffered devastating brain injuries that left him permanently disabled. He’s suing former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and three team entities he created. The suit claims negligence in security at the stadium, liability and negligent hiring.

The paramedic from Santa Cruz was beaten in a parking lot after the 2011 opening day game between the Giants and Dodgers in Los Angeles.

“The most important element of this case is the huge amount of expense that is required to take care of him,” Stow’s attorney Tom Girardi told KNX 1070’s Margaret Carrero.

Two Dodgers fans are awaiting trial on criminal charges.

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