Watch CBS News

Jury Sides With Red Sox In $9.5 Million Foul Ball Lawsuit

BOSTON (CBS) – A jury at Suffolk Superior Court has ruled that the Red Sox did not act negligently, rejecting a fan's $9.5 million lawsuit after she was hit in the face by a foul ball in 2014.

Brookline resident Stephanie Taubin was sitting in the EMC Club at Fenway Park in 2014. David Ortiz hit a foul ball that struck Taubin in the face.

Stephanie Taubin
Stephanie Taubin was hit in the face with a ball at Fenway Park (WBZ-TV)

The seats are normally protected by glass. Due to renovations at the time, however, the glass had been removed.

Taubin sued the team for $9.5 million, claiming the club was negligent for removing the glass. She suffered facial fractures and neurological damage.

Fenway Park
Fenway Park (WBZ-TV)

On Wednesday, jurors disagreed, ruling the team did not act negligently. Jurors issued their verdict after about two hours of deliberations.

During the trial, attorneys for the Red Sox asked Taubin if she was aware of warning signs posted around Fenway Park. Taubin said she was.

Taubin also told the jury she did not lose any wages because of the injury.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.