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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

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 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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Since: Jun 16, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2011 7:06 pm

McCourt's lawyer blaming Stow for beating

Is anyone really suprised at all? The Mccourts have taken one of Baseballs most profitable and stable brands and turned it into a laughingstock. He doesn't have the money to settle with Stow anymore, and is sinking fast. Without his exclusive TV package he tried to swing, and I can't believe he was even stupid enough to think he could get that by the other owners and Bud, with their big money TV deal and revenue sharing already in place, he's going belly up.

      Wake up Bud, You're never going to be able to buy and sell the Dodgers with this lawsuit hanging over the teams head. You better shut this moron up, because after saying all the " Right Stuff" after it happened, he's now shown his true second face. Either way, the Dodgers, might be in real trouble for a long time, unless someone with a proven track record like Mark Cuban or someone like him buys the team. McCourt will probably be as popular in LA as Art Modell was in Cleveland. Don't go away mad McCourt, just go away. And I'm a White Sox fan. 

Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 6:52 pm

McCourt's lawyer blaming Stow for beating

No, he's not blaming Stow for the beating. He's suggesting that there are no entirely innocent parties, which is not remotely the same thing. It really doesn't matter if Stow was merely guilty of wearing a Giants hat or of going so far as to insult the attackers (not saying this happened), there is no scenario that justifies the beating, not even a 'percentage of fault'. Even if hypothetically Stow had pulled a gun and was being disarmed and arrested by the police, they would not be justified in beating the guy's brains in, and the government would be on the hook financially.

Makes you wonder if Jerome Jackson isn't working for Bud Selig, rather than McCourt.

Since: Apr 18, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2011 6:46 pm

McCourt's lawyer blaming Stow for beating

Spell check for the win!!!

I actually expect this from McCourt and the Dodgers.  How can one of the best fanchises ever have this idiot running the team. 

Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2011 6:39 pm

McCourt's lawyer blaming Stow for beating

Wow. Sue the victim. How DARE he get beat up!

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