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Entries tagged “Payne V. Office Of The Commissioner Of Baseball”

Partial Victory for Major League Baseball as California Court Dismisses Class Action Claims Against Teams Outside California

Insight Jill Haley Penwarden Jill Haley Penwarden · April 27, 2016
In the wake of highly-publicized fan injuries at Major League ballparks, Oakland A’s season ticket holder Gail Payne (who has not been injured but claims to “duck and weave” to avoid flying balls and bats) filed a class action suit in July 2015 against Major League Baseball, its Commissioner, and all 30 Major League Baseball

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The Danger Zone: What legal responsibility does Major League Baseball have to protect fans from foul balls and broken bats?

Insight Jill Haley Penwarden Jill Haley Penwarden · January 11, 2016
Over the past few years, there have been numerous injuries to baseball fans hit by foul balls and thrown or broken bats.  For example, at Fenway Park on June 6, 2015, a broken bat from Oakland A’s infielder Brett Lawrie flew into the stands and struck Tonya Carpenter in the head as she was seated along the third base line.  Her

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