Jury selection starts in beaten Giants fan lawsuit

85267 full
85267 full

Jury selection has begun in Los Angeles for the trial of a lawsuit over the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium after the April 2011 opening day game between the rival teams.

Stow watched from a wheelchair Tuesday as prospective jurors were instructed to fill out questionnaires. The paramedic from Santa Cruz, California, suffered disabling brain damage in the beating, for which two men pleaded guilty to criminal charges earlier this year.

RELATED: Bryan Stow beating trial: 2 plead guilty in assault at Dodger Stadium; sentenced to prison

The civil liability and negligence suit seeks millions of dollars in damages from the Los Angeles Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt.

Lawyers have estimated that Stow's lifetime care could cost $50 million.

blog comments powered by Disqus