When the Guggenheim Baseball Partners purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers, they made an earnest commitment to erasing the negative memories and perception of the franchise that was tied to former owner Frank McCourt.
Despite the new ownership’s efforts, one issue has served as a reminder of how dark the days were under McCourt’s control. Bryan Stow’s legal suit against the Dodgers came to an end in July when a jury found the Dodgers and not McCourt, liable in the San Francisco Giants fan’s senseless beating.
With that legal proceeding complete, Stow filed a second lawsuit against the Dodgers, insurance companies and his former employer, according to the LA Daily News:
Stow filed the lawsuit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court against the National League franchise, Anthem Blue Cross, ACE Casualty & Property Insurance and American Medical Response Inc., where Stow worked before he was hurt. The suit alleges contract violations, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment and a violation of the state Business and Professions Code.
Included in the lawsuit is the allegation the Dodgers and ACE, who provided insurance for the team, are attempting to recover millions from Stow:
The suit alleges the team and ACE are fraudulently trying to recover $3.4 million from the plaintiff regarding his health care.
The jury’s ruling in July awarded Stow with an approximate $18 million, with the Dodgers responsible for paying 25 percent of the sum, and the two men who caused the bodily harm, to split the remaining balance.
Immediately following the incident, the Dodgers made changes to their parking lot practices and have since expanded on them. There’s since been a larger police presence and more lighting throughout the multiple lots surrounding the stadium.
Although McCourt dragged the franchise into his messy divorce before ultimately selling, he made public comments in June that he added value to the team.