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McCourt's lawyer blaming Stow for beating

Posted on: October 27, 2011 5:05 pm
Edited on: October 27, 2011 6:54 pm
 
Frank McCourtBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Is Frank McCourt the worst person in the world?

Exhibit Y? McCourt's attorney is placing blame on Giants fan Bryan Stow for the savage beating that left him in a coma.

"I've been doing these cases for 23 years and I have never seen one yet which it didn't take at least two people to tango," attorney Jerome Jackson told ESPNLosAngeles.com.

Jackson has filed suit, on behalf of McCourt and the Dodgers, against the two men charged in the beating of Stow.

Stow and his family are the largest of McCourt's unsecured creditors, with the family's lawyer telling ESPNLosAngeles.com that damages could total as much as $50 million if a jury finds McCourt and the Dodgers liable for the beating on opening day.

"One of the things the jury will be asked to do is to determine what percentage of fault various individuals have for this event," Jackson told the website. "You're saying to the jury, 'They (the Stow family) are saying we're 100 percent liable. But dos 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?'"

Jackson said if the case goes to court, he wants jurors to assign percentages of liability to the team, Mccourt, Norwood, Sanchez and Stow -- with financial damages paid out at those percentages.

The Stow family is saying the Dodgers were negligent in providing adequate security when Stow was beaten.

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bmase19
Since: Aug 5, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 9:47 am
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Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: October 28, 2011 9:30 am
 

McCourt's lawyer blaming Stow for beating

the statement isn't without merit. Stow to some point instigated and escalated the situation. 



... and yes, it does indeed take two to tango. 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 28, 2011 9:29 am
 

McCourt's lawyer blaming Stow for beating

You are right though a one hitter quitter or some missing teeth would have been enough. But heres the thing.........Stow didnt know what mentality these guys had, he didnt have a clue about personality. But STOW choose to engage in the bickering and more then likely somemore outside thus he put himself in a bad situation where he didnt know how far it would escalate. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.

Don't take this the wrong way, but your statements make you sound like a thug.  Do you have kids? Do you teach your kids that if somebody mouths off to them a quick one hitter is a great idea, knock out a few teeth and teach the guy a lesson?  Because if that is truly your mentality then you have anger issues and you need some serious help.  What happened to walking away?

Here's the bottom line man.... NOBODY is allowed to beat a person to NEAR death and cause injuries to him that will most likely affect him the rest of his life.  If there has to be a fight then at the very least the fight has to end when the person is on the ground.  And there can't be more then one person pounding and kicking at somebody.

Finally, if you own a property.... ANY PROPERTY .... anybody that you invite onto that property is to a degree your responsibility.  It's your job to make sure they are safe.  Doesn't matter if it's your house, or your garage, or your car, or your business...  that's just how it works.  The Dodgers clearly admitted a very long time ago they didn't have enough security at the stadium and that they cut costs and security was one area they cut costs in.... when you do that and if somebody gets hurt, you are doomed.

This will get settled out of court because there isn't a chance in this world McCourt wins in court.... Stowe and his family won't get everything they are asking for but they'll get compensated.... you can bank on that to happen, it's automatic. 



Since: May 9, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 9:19 am
 

McCourt's lawyer blaming Stow for beating

Self-restraint isn't a one-way street. Did Stow show self-restraint when he was causing an altercation inside the stadium? Did you just show self-restraint by not acing like an 5 year old with the name calling?

You are right though a one hitter quitter or some missing teeth would have been enough. But heres the thing.........Stow didnt know what mentality these guys had, he didnt have a clue about personality. But STOW choose to engage in the bickering and more then likely somemore outside thus he put himself in a bad situation where he didnt know how far it would escalate. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.

And as far as looking like and idiot, please take time to know and understand what you are debating about. Stow my friend is not dead as a matter of fact his family says hes starting to talk again and is coming along fine.

IDIOT!!!!(no self-restraint on my part)




Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: October 28, 2011 8:48 am
 

McCourt's lawyer blaming Stow for beating

When does personal responsibilty no longer exist? Those of you saying if he punched the guy first, or talked about his mother, or in any way instigated the first Stow has no responsibility in the matter are just as dumb as those saying McCourt or the Dodgers dont have any responsibilty. ~MulattoKing
People who think like this should be sterilized so as not to infect the gene pool with more pointy-headed offspring.  I don't care if Stow threw the first punch, called his mom a $2whore AND spit in his face.  That's still no excuse for beating a man to death.  There is something called self-restraiint which few people in ths country exercise with each passing year.  I think a KO or a broken tooth would've been sufficient to get his point across, do you?

Anyone who beats to death another person like in Stow's case used excessive violence and malice as opposed to just poor judgement or self defense (which is a laughable arguement in this case).  It wasn't an unfortunate single blow either; it was a protracted beating by two men.  You have to want a guy to die to get to that point and his attackers should be strung-up by their beanbags in the same noose for it.

McCourt too should be strung-up by his scrote alongside them as well for being an irresponsible doosh of the highest order.  All he's doing is trying to avoid getting sued by passing the buck as arrogant rich bastards always do, pure and simple.  All you have to do is  look at how he's squandered his finances despite riding a cash-cow like the LA Dodgers which directly lead to his decision to cut the  security staff that could've prevented Stow's death.  He's a prime example of the self-entitled elitiests who feels he more important than some "work-a-day charlie" who died at one of his games.

I say put McCourt and the attackers should be made to share a cell for a long time.  MulattoKing should change his screen name to IdiotKing.  There's no coming back or repayment of someone's life, idiot!



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2011 8:38 am
 

McCourt's lawyer blaming Stow for beating

Unless Stow did something to provoke the altercation besides just wearing a giant jersey he should have no liability. To hear it is nonsense. I also do not believe that the Dodgers should be held liable for a random act of spontaneous violence. I would think the Dodgers do have some kind of insurance to provide for this type of circumstance but to say that the Dodgers are liable is also nonsense. This is just another example of our litigous society. It is a tragedy what happened to the victim and I hope the two savages who committed this crime stay in jail for a long time.




Since: May 9, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 8:03 am
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Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: October 28, 2011 7:25 am
 

McCourt's lawyer blaming Stow for beating

You know what....McCourt's attorney is right...You know what else...those victims on the planes on 9/11 share some of the responsibility as well...lets not forget they bought their own tickets and volunteered to fly...or how about the victims in the hair salon shooting a couple of weeks ago....they share some responsibility as well...nobody forced them to go get their hair frosted that day...they were there on their own.


McCourt is a dirtbag.  Stow is the victim and the family needs to hit him where it hurts....his big fat wallet.



Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 7:21 am
 

McCourt's lawyer blaming Stow for beating

It just keeps getting worse for Dodger fans. I am embarassed at the whole mess. I can't wait until McCourt and the Circus leaves town. Responsibility is the key. If someone came onto my property and got hurt by someone else, I would probably be held responsible. I agree with the previous poster though, everyone should probably take responsibility. I just think in different ways. I believe the two criminals that beat this poor man should be held criminially responsible. If Stow was talking trash, wait, isn't that accepted in Sports and Society. I hear most of the posters hear backing all these professional athletes  when they trash talk, spit of refs, say I am not a role model, or show some kind of other "Thug" disrespectful behavior. Heck, they can't stand that David Stern is trying to at least a half decent and respectable NBA, where sportmanship plays at least a small part. Alber Puhols can leave and not speak to reporters after a bad night like a baby and everyone defends him that he is a great person, then show character and act like one. Players curse on the courts and field, call people hateful words, and then say get over it, you have the problem if you don't understand my culture. Then, the mindless fans support the athlete - much of the media too. League try to fine or penalize players for bad behavior such as trash talking and taunting and the fans say they are trying to be too old school. Most fans accept behavior from grown athletes that decent people would not accept from their 7 and 8 year old sons and daughters that play sports. Looks like these fans, who are willing to accept the trash talking, taunting, in your face, thug behavior should be responsible for part of Stow's lawsuit. They accept from the athletes and suppor them, why should the other fans act any different??


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