Brian Stow Could Share Blame for His Beating, Says Dodger Attorney

An attorney for the Dodgers told ESPN Los Angeles that it takes "two to tango" and will ask jurors to allocate blame for the beating.

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.

Read more about Jackson's appearance on ESPN Los Angeles and his remarks about the Dodger lawsuit.

And read the Los Angeles Times' take on Jackson's remarks here.

klesb October 28, 2011 at 05:36 PM
The Dodger owner seems to have a public relations death wish death wish! Bria Stow is partially-responsible for his beating because he chose to attend a Dodger game on that day, and not on a day where his assailants did not attend? Dodger fans can avoid being partially responsible for their own beatings by just reading about the games on the Internet! Remember this next season!
Donna Evans (Editor) October 28, 2011 at 06:36 PM
I agree with klesb! I had to read your story twice - I guess McCourt just really, really likes to spend money on litigation.
Big Rich September 18, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Well like the attorny said mr stow might have to be held accountable for his actions too. We dont know what or how it really happened, if brian (god hopefully he didnt) smarted off to these guys and they said something back, and so on . It led to something like what happened, and a long day with beers and a game, you know what that leads too, to much mochese mo. like the old saying ,,: dont let ur mouth overload what ur ass cant handle. I mean know disrespect to Brian or his family, just an open topic to talk about.


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