I am constantly compiling a list of all foul ball lawsuits related to fan injuries or rule changes. The list is not complete, and contains cases that either directly relate to foul ball issues or have references to other cases involving foul balls. The current list shows the cases that fall under “foul ball” and “negligence”. This  list includes “contributory negligence”. Remember: Some of these may not be directly related to MLB games.

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1950

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1954

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1955

  • Carmi R. Alden, administrator, v. Norwood Arena, Inc. (and two companion cases) . 332 Mass. 267; 124 N.E.2d 505; 1955 Mass. LEXIS 630. 028 – Alden v Norwood Arena
  • ESTELLE KLINSKY (NOW ESTELLE KLINSKY MASON) AND RAYMOND MASON, HER HUSBAND, PLAINTIFFS-APPELLANTS, v. HANSON VAN WINKLE MUNNING CO., INC., HANSON VAN WINKLE MUNNING ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, INC., PINES OF RARITAN TOWNSHIP, INC., SWEEPSTAKES REALTY CO., INC., JOSEPH CALLAHAN, PRESIDENT, AND ANTHONY SEBER, DEFENDANTS-RESPONDENTS, AND LESLIE BATCHELOR, DEFENDANT.  38 N.J. Super. 439; 119 A.2d 166; 1955 N.J. Super. LEXIS 396.  067 – Klinsky v Hanson Van Winkle Munning Co

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1958

  • Lee, Respondent, v. National League Baseball Club of Milwaukee, Inc., Appellant. 4 Wis. 2d 168; 89 N.W.2d 811; 1958 Wisc. LEXIS 366. 011 – Lee v National League Baseball Club of Milwaukee Inc
  • John Skarpness et al., Respondents, v. The Port of Seattle, Appellant.  Fritz Waage et al., Respondents, v. The Port of Seattle, Appellant . No. 34334.  52 Wn.2d 490; 326 P.2d 747; 1958 Wash. LEXIS 397.  037 – Skarpness v Port of Seattle
  • William V. BOYNTON, Jr., Appellant, v. Gordon G. RYAN. No. 12566. 257 F.2d 70; 1958 U.S. App. LEXIS 4447. Boyton v Ryan

 

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1959

  • Rosemary DEAN et al., Appellant, v. Jacob MARTZ, Appellee. 329 S.W.2d 371; 1959 Ky. LEXIS 159.  016 – Dean v Martz
  • Terryss BUCK and L. G. Buck, her husband, Appellants, v. Curtis McLEAN, J. G. Bruce, and J. J. Nichols, Individually, and as members of and constituting the Control Committee of the “Apalachicola Memorial Stadium,” Franklin County, Florida, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, the Board of Public Instruction of Franklin County, Florida, a public corporation, and City of Apalachicola, a municipal corporation, Appellees. No. B-125. 115 So. 2d 764; 1959 Fla. App. LEXIS 2505.  033 – Buck v McLean
  • Ramona POWLESS, Appellant, v. MILWAUKEE COUNTY, a municipal corporation, et al., Respondents. 6 Wis. 2d 78; 94 N.W.2d 187; 1959 Wisc. LEXIS 291.  053 – Powless v Milwaukee County
  • Shula, Appellant, v. Warren. 395 Pa. 428; 150 A.2d 341; 1959 Pa. LEXIS 637.  018 – Shula v Warren
  • Norbert W. Ruehling v. American Legion Pavilion, Inc. No. 37,575. 255 Minn. 391; 96 N.W.2d 702; 1959 Minn. LEXIS 610.  012 – Ruehling v American Legion Pavilion Inc
  • Paula PRIEBE, by her Parent and Natural Guardian, Berl E. Priebe, Appellant, v. THE KOSSUTH COUNTY AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION, INC., Appellee. No. 49829. 251 Iowa 93; 99 N.W.2d 292; 1959 Iowa Sup. LEXIS 359. 023 – Priebe v Kossuth County Agr Ass’n

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1962

  • HARRY GOLDBERG, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT, v. HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, A BODY POLITIC AND CORPORATE OF NEW JERSEY, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT. 38 N.J. 578; 186 A.2d 291; 1962 N.J. LEXIS 197; 10 A.L.R.3d 595.  081 – Goldberg v Housing Authority of City of Newark
  • John Domino, Individually and as Guardian ad Litem of Joseph Domino, an Infant, Respondent, v. Philip S. Mercurio et al., Appellants. 17 A.D.2d 342; 234 N.Y.S.2d 1011; 1962 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 6537.   024 – Domino v Mercurio

 




 

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1963

  • JOHN DOMINO, Individually and as 12guardian adLitem of JOSEPH DOMINO, an Infant, Respondent,  v.  PHILIP S. MERCURIO et al., Appellants. 13 N.Y.2d 922; 193 N.E.2d 893; 244 N.Y.S.2d 69; 1963 N.Y. LEXIS 964.   Domino v Mercurio

 

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1964

  • John A. COLCLOUGH, M.D. v. ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD, Rene C. Petz, Bert S. Titus, Mrs. Naomi G. Smith, Geoffrey A. Richard, John J. Horvath, and Board of Commissioners of New Orleans City Park Improvement Association. No. 1507. 166 So. 2d 647; 1964 La. App. LEXIS 1899.  010 – Colclough v Orleans Parish School Bd

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1965

  • William R. BENEDETTO v. TRAVELERS INSURANCE COMPANY and Maryland Casualty Insurance Company. No. 1686. 172 So. 2d 354; 1965 La. App. LEXIS 4557.  004 – Benedetto v Travelers Ins Co
  • William D. Hanna, Jr., Claimant, v. State of New York, Defendant. Claim No. 42210. 46 Misc. 2d 9; 258 N.Y.S.2d 694; 1965 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS. 2102.   Hanna v State of New York
  • Joseph Perry et al., Appellants, v. Seattle School District No. 1 et al., Respondents.  No. 37298. 66 Wn.2d 800; 405 P.2d 589; 1965 Wash. LEXIS 933.   089 – Perry v Seattle School Dist No 1

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1966

  • ALFRED TAVERNIER, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. LELAND MAES, Defendant and Respondent. Civ. No. 21941. 242 Cal. App. 2d 532; 51 Cal. Rptr. 575; 1966 Cal. App. LEXIS 1153.   12 – Tavernier v Maes

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1969

  • Paul JACKSON, Appellant, v. ATLANTA BRAVES, INC., a Delaware corporation, and City of West Palm Beach, a municipal corporation, Appellees. No. 1879. 227 So. 2d 63; 1969 Fla. App. LEXIS 5021.  045 – Jackson v Atlanta Braves Inc

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1972

  • Stanley C. Kozera, Respondent, v. Town of Hamburg, Appellant. 40 A.D.2d 934; 337 N.Y.S.2d 761; 1972 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 3524. 057 – Kozera v Town of Hamburg

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1976

  • MARVIN FISH et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. LOS ANGELES DODGERS BASEBALL CLUB et al., Defendants and Respondents. Civ. No. 44719. 56 Cal. App. 3d 620; 128 Cal. Rptr. 807; 1976 Cal. App. LEXIS 1387; 91 A.L.R.3d 1. 088 – Fish v Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Club
  • Virginia Niemczyk, Appellant, v. Sue Burleson, Respondent. No. 10065. 538 S.W.2d 737; 1976 Mo. App. LEXIS 2064.  039 – Niemczyk v Burleson

 

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1979

  •  VIRGINIA PARSONS, Appellant, v. THE NATIONAL DAIRY CATTLE CONGRESS, an Iowa Corporation, BLACK HAWK ENTERPRISES, INC., an Iowa Corporation, and CITY OF WATERLOO, IOWA, a Municipal Corporation, Appellees.  No. 349/61720. 277 N.W.2d 620; 1979 Iowa Sup. LEXIS 919.  045 – Parsons v National Dairy Cattle Congress

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1980

  •  WILLARD DEAN OSBORNE, JR., a Minor, by Willard Osborne, Sr., his Father and Next Friend, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. VICTOR SPROWLS, Defendant-Appellant. No. 79-507. 83 Ill. App. 3d 968; 404 N.E.2d 1065; 1980 Ill. App. LEXIS 2812; 39 Ill. Dec. 474.  072 – Osborne v Sprowls
  • Robin Akins, Respondent-Appellant, v. Glens Falls City School District, Appellant-Respondent. 75 A.D.2d 239; 429 N.Y.S.2d 467; 1980 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 11223.              096 – Akins v Glens Falls City School Dist                 033 – Akins v Glens Falls City School Dist

 

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1982

  •  Joseph P. Scaduto, Respondent, v. State of New York, Appellant. Claim No. 61329. 86 A.D.2d 682; 446 N.Y.S.2d 529; 1982 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 15229. 100 – Scaduto v State
  • Marie Uzdavines, Plaintiff, v. Metropolitan Baseball Club, Inc., Defendant. 115 Misc. 2d 343; 454 N.Y.S.2d 238; 1982 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 3690.  043 – Uzdavines v Metropolitan Baseball Club Inc

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1985

  • Morvin R. Clark and Patricia M. Clark, Plaintiffs, v. Goshen Sunday Morning Softball League and Alexsis Delgado, Defendants. Index No. 6525/84, Cal. No. 10. 129 Misc. 2d 401; 493 N.Y.S.2d 262; 1985 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 2704.   021 – Clark v Goshen Sunday Morning Softball League
  • Dale R. Swagger, et al., Appellants, v. City Of Crystal, Respondent. 379 N.W.2d 183; 1985 Minn. App. LEXIS 4852. 049 – Swagger v City of Crystal

 

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1986

  • SHIRLEY NEINSTEIN, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. LOS ANGELES DODGERS, INC., Defendant and Respondent. No. B018119. 185 Cal. App. 3d 176; 229 Cal. Rptr. 612; 1986 Cal. App. LEXIS 1998.  058 – Neinstein v Los Angeles Dodgers Inc
  • Allen BECKETT, Appellant (Plaintiff Below), v. CLINTON PRAIRIE SCHOOL CORP., Appellee (Defendant Below). No. 12S04-8702-CV-268. 504 N.E.2d 552; 1987 Ind. LEXIS 842.  025 – Beckett v Clinton Prairie School Corp

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1987

  • KAREN FRIEDMAN AND ROBERT FRIEDMAN, APPELLANTS, v. HOUSTON SPORTS ASSOCIATION, APPELLEE. No. 01-85-0995-CV. 731 S.W.2d 572; 1987 Tex. App. LEXIS 6535. 007 – Friedman v Houston Sports Ass’n
  • City of Milton, Florida, Appellant, v. Charles Anthony Broxson, Appellee. No. BK-119. 514 So. 2d 1116; 1987 Fla. App. LEXIS 10760; 12 Fla. L. Weekly 2484.  049 – City of Milton v Broxson

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1988

  • Peter Joseph JOHNSON, a Minor, by his Parents and Natural Guardians, Peter Joseph JOHNSON III and Jeanette Johnson, and Peter Joseph Johnson III and Jeannette Johnson, in their own Right, Appellants, v. Robert WALKER and Josephine Walker d/b/a Josephine’s Steak & Hoagie Shop and David Master, a Minor by his Parents and Natural Guardians, Robert Master and Katherine Master and Michael Franz. No. 705 PHILADELPHIA, 1988. 376 Pa. Super. 302; 545 A.2d 947; 1988 Pa. Super. LEXIS 2225. 082 – Johnson by Johnson v Walker
  • ALEX CASTRO, a Minor by and through his Father and Next Friend, Zenon Castro, Plaintiff, v. CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT et al., Defendants (Chicago Park District, Third-Party Plaintiff-Appellant; Eugene Gembara, Third-Party Defendant-Appellee). No. 88-0515. 178 Ill. App. 3d 348; 533 N.E.2d 504; 1988 Ill. App. LEXIS 1834; 127 Ill. Dec. 632. 089 – Castro v Chicago Park Dist

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1989

  • LIZABETH L. DENT AND DAVID ROGERSON DENT, APPELLANTS v. THE TEXAS RANGERS, LTD., APPELLEE. No. 2-88-100-CV. 764 S.W.2d 345; 1989 Tex. App. LEXIS 326.  054 – Dent v Texas Rangers Ltd
  • THERESA A. DURAN, Plaintiff, v. CHICAGO NATIONAL LEAGUE BALL CLUB, INC., Defendant. No. 88 C 5239. 1989 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10969.    Duran v Chicago National League Ball

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1991

  • Ley v. Jersey Shore Area Softball Association. 89-00998. 1991 Pa. Dist. & Cnty. Dec. LEXIS 44; 13 Pa. D. & C.4th 45.    097 – Ley v Jersey Shore Area Softball Ass’n
  • MARK KROL et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. RICHARD SAMPSON et al., Defendants and Respondents. No. A047631. 6 Cal. App. 4th 310; 278 Cal. Rptr. 164; 1991 Cal. App. LEXIS 242.    032 – Krol v Sampson 
  • BLANCA CORONEL, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CHICAGO WHITE SOX, LTD., a limited partnership, and COMISKEY PARK CORPORATION, an Illinois Corporation, Defendants-Appellees.  No. 1-90-0091. 1991 Ill. App. LEXIS 1949.    031 – Coronel v Chicago White Sox Ltd             Coronel v Chicago White Sox

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1992

  • DELBERT YATES, JR., a minor, by DELBERT YATES, SR., his father and next friend, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. CHICAGO NATIONAL LEAGUE BALL CLUB, INC., a foreign corporation, Defendant-Appellant. No. 1-90-1209. 230 Ill. App. 3d 472; 595 N.E.2d 570; 1992 Ill. App. LEXIS 1024; 172 Ill. Dec. 209. 023 – Yates v Chicago Nat League Ball Club Inc
  • TIMOTHY WELLNER, a minor, by his Guardian ad Litem, PATRICK R. GRIFFIN, Plaintiff-Respondent-Cross Appellant, DUANE H. WELLNER and PATRICE WELLNER, Plaintiffs, v. BEECHWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT, a/k/a BEECHWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT, INC., a domestic corporation, and TOWER INSURANCE COMPANY, INC., a domestic corporation, Defendants-Appellants-Cross Respondents, BEECHWOOD ATHLETIC CLUB, INC., a domestic corporation, Defendant. No. 91-2011. 171 Wis. 2d 769; 495 N.W.2d 102; 1992 Wisc. App. LEXIS 120813 – Wellner v Beechwood Fire Dept
  • Jeanne BELLEZZO, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. STATE of Arizona and Arizona Board of Regents, Defendants-Appellees. No. 1 CA-CV 90-636. 174 Ariz. 548; 851 P.2d 847; 1992 Ariz. App. LEXIS 294; 124 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 37.   010 – Bellezzo v State

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1993

  • Hartman v. Miller. 162 Civil 1990. 1993 Pa. Dist. & Cnty. Dec. LEXIS 164; 19 Pa. D. & C.4th 325.    051 – Hartman v Miller

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1994

  • Mary Sue Gunther, Plaintiff, v. Charlotte Baseball, Inc., Defendant.  C/A No.: 0:93-1210-17. 854 F. Supp. 424; 1994 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12832.   Gunther c Charlotte Baseball
  • I.G. SIMPSON, Appellant, v. CITY OF MUSKOGEE, a municipal corporation, and MUSKOGEE KNOTHOLE ASSOCIATION, Appellees. Case Number 82,944. 1994 OK CIV APP 103; 879 P.2d 1269; 1994 Okla. Civ. App. LEXIS 84; 65 O.B.A.J. 2847.  037 – Simpson v City of Muskogee

 

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1995

  • Brook Lawson, a minor, by and through her natural mother and guardian, Cheryl Lawson, and James and Cheryl Lawson, individually, Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. Salt Lake Trappers, Inc., a Utah corporation, and Salt Lake City, a municipal corporation, Defendants and Appellees. No. 940063. 901 P.2d 1013; 268 Utah Adv. Rep. 11; 1995 Utah LEXIS 45.    006 – Lawson By and Through Lawson v Salt Lake Trappers Inc

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1997

  • JOHN LOWE, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. CALIFORNIA LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL et al., Defendants and Respondents. No. E017721. 56 Cal. App. 4th 112; 65 Cal. Rptr. 2d 105; 1997 Cal. App. LEXIS 532; 97 Cal. Daily Op. Service 5283; 97 Daily Journal DAR 8521.      060 – Lowe v California League of Prof Baseball

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1999

  • Nancy A. Hills, et al., Appellants, vs. City of White Bear Lake, Respondent. C6-98-2371. 1999 Minn. App. LEXIS 756. 100 – Hills v City of White Bear Lake
  • THE CITY OF CORAL SPRINGS, a Florida municipality, Appellant, v. HELENE RIPPE and HERBERT RIPPE, her husband, Appellees. CASE NO. 98-0650. 743 So. 2d 61; 1999 Fla. App. LEXIS 11551; 24 Fla. L. Weekly D 1987. 034 – City of Coral Springs v Rippe
  • DANIELS v. ATLANTA NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL CLUB, INC. A99A1183. 240 Ga. App. 751; 524 S.E.2d 801; 1999 Ga. App. LEXIS 1482; 99 Fulton County D. Rep. 4255.  008 – Daniels v Atlanta National League Baseball Club Inc
  • JAMES JASPER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CHICAGO NATIONAL LEAGUE BALL CLUB, INC., Defendant-Appellee (Earl Santee, Joseph Spear, and Hellmuth Obata and Kassabaum, Inc., Olson Brothers and Sons Construction, and Floyd Steel Erectors, Defendants). Nos. 1-97-3360, 1-97-3632 & 1-97-4221, Consolidated. 309 Ill. App. 3d 124; 722 N.E.2d 731; 1999 Ill. App. LEXIS 839; 242 Ill. Dec. 947; 242 Ill. Dec. 947.   081 – Jasper v Chicago Nat League Ball Club Inc

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