The Los Angeles Dodgers and owner Frank McCourt have filed a civil lawsuit against the two men who beat Giants fan Bryan Stow.
The lawsuit argues that Louis Sanchez and Marvin Norwood should be liable for the attack instead of the parties named in a related lawsuit filed by Stow's family this spring.
Jerome Jackson, attorney for the Dodgers and McCourt, said it he'd ask jurors in the lawsuit to assign blame for the attack on a percentage basis--to Norwood, Sanchez, and possibly to the others named in the initial lawsuit. And, he told ESPN, that allocation might also extend to Stow himself:
[Right now] they (the Stow family) are saying we're 100 percent liable. But does that mean (Marvin) Norwood and (Louis) Sanchez, who beat this guy up, have no liability? And, does it mean Mr. Stow himself has no liability?'
Any monetary damages in the suit would then be paid based on the percentages of blame determined by the jury.
Jackson said called the beating similar to another 2009 incident in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. A court found woman who lost her eye in a fight 15 percent responsible and reduced her court damages accordingly.
Meantime, Louis Sanchez and Marvin Norwood are expected back in Los Angeles Superior Court Nov. 4.