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Stow Family Files Lawsuit Against LA Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The family of Bryan Stow filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Dodgers and owner Frank McCourt Tuesday in L.A. Superior Court, citing poor security contributed to the attack.

Stow, 42, was left with traumatic brain injury after he was brutally beaten in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on March 31. He was flown to San Francisco General Hospital last week after more than a month of treatment at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. His sister said Sunday he has stopped having seizures but has not regained consciousness, even though he is no longer in a coma.

Stow still is listed in critical condition.

Attorney Thomas V. Girardi is representing the Stow family in the suit filed Tuesday afternoon. The lawsuit tests the Dodgers' liability for the attack, stating that it took 15 minutes for stadium personnel to respond when they were notified of the beating.


Lawsuit Filed Against LA Dodgers Alleges Lack Of Security, Among Other Factors

The Stow family is not suing the Dodgers for a specified amount of money, however, the suit states that it would take $45 to $50 million in medical benefits to give Bryan Stow a good quality of life.

The Los Angeles Police Department has not been named in the case.

The Dodgers declined to comment on all pending legal matters.

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