Crime & Justice

Jury selection starts in beaten Giants fan lawsuit

File: Los Angeles Police Department officers patrol inside Dodger Stadium prior to the start of the baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers on April 14, 2011 in Los Angeles in response to the opening day attack on San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow two weeks prior.
File: Los Angeles Police Department officers patrol inside Dodger Stadium prior to the start of the baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers on April 14, 2011 in Los Angeles in response to the opening day attack on San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow two weeks prior.
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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.

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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.