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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2000

  • Barbara Richardson, Individually and as Guardian ad Litem of Dannie T. Richardson, a minor, Appellant, v. City of Columbia, South Carolina, City of Columbia Department of Parks & Recreation, and Richland County Recreation Commission, Respondents. Opinion No. 3170. 340 S.C. 515; 532 S.E.2d 10; 2000 S.C. App. LEXIS 81. 069 – Richardson v City of Columbia
  • CHRISTEEN SCALCO, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. DES MOINES SEMI-PRO BASEBALL, an Iowa Corporation, and THE DES MOINES INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Defendants-Appellees. No. 0-670 / 00-0458. 2000 Iowa App. LEXIS 62.   024 – Scalco v Des Moines Semi-Pro Baseball

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2001

  • ALYSSIA MARIBEL BENEJAM, a minor; YSABEL BENEJAM and ROBERT BENEJAM, Individually, Jointly and as Next Friends of Alyssia Maribel Benejam, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v DETROIT TIGERS, INC., a Michigan Corporation, Defendant-Appellant. No. 217727. 246 Mich. App. 645; 635 N.W.2d 219; 2001 Mich. App. LEXIS 146.   046 – Benejam v Detroit Tigers Inc
  • NANCY A. ROMEO AND JAMES N. ROMEO, HER HUSBAND, Appellants v. THE PITTSBURGH ASSOCIATES, D/B/A THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES BASEBALL CLUB.  No. 00814 WDA 2001. 2001 PA Super 343; 787 A.2d 1027; 2001 Pa. Super. LEXIS 3491.   003 – Romeo v Pittsburgh Associates

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2002

  • [**1]  PINAKI RAY and DEBBIE RAY, Plaintiffs, v. HUDSON VALLEY STADIUM CORP., ROHDE, SOYKA & ANDREWS CONSULTING ENGINEERS, P.C., LISCUM MCCORMACK & VANVOORHIS,  [**2]  THE HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES BASEBALL CLUB, DUTCHESS COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CORP., AND THE GREATER SOUTHERN DUTCHESS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC., Defendants. INDEX NUMBER 5363/01. 2002 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 981; 2002 NY Slip Op 50312U.  087 – Ray v Hudson Valley Stadium Corp  052 – Ray v Hudson Valley Stadium Corp
  • HOWARD HUNTER, a single man, Appellant, v. PATRICK FERRY and JANE DOE FERRY, Respondents. No. 48532-6-I. 2002 Wash. App. LEXIS 1385.  007 – Hunter v Ferry
  • JEANE HOBBY and KEITH HOBBY, Plaintiffs, v. CITY OF DURHAM and DURHAM BULLS BASEBALL CLUB, INC., Defendants. 152 N.C. App. 234; 569 S.E.2d 1; 2002 N.C. App. LEXIS 982.  067 – Hobby v City of Durham
  • KELLI SLATER LARKIN wife of and JOSEPH MATTHEW LARKIN personally and on behalf of AUSTIN JOHN LARKIN versus UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, through THE UNITED STATES NAVY. CIVIL ACTION NO. 01-0527 SECTION “C” (4). 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22224.  Larkin v Navy

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2004

  • MICHAEL LEPERA, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JESSIE WHITEHILL, Defendant and Respondent. B167490. 2004 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 226.  099 – Lepera v Whitehill
  • JANE COSTA vs. THE BOSTON RED SOX BASEBALL CLUB.  No. 02-P-1433. 61 Mass. App. Ct. 299; 809 N.E.2d 1090; 2004 Mass. App. LEXIS 639. 047 – Costa v Boston Red Sox Baseball Club   Costa v Red Sox
  • Seneca Lyn Gaylord, a minor, by her parents and natural guardians, Jennifer Gaylord and Robert Gaylord, and Jennifer Gaylord and Robert Gaylord, individually, Appellants v. Morris Township Fire Department a/k/a Morris Fire Department. No. 378 C.D. 2004. 853 A.2d 1112; 2004 Pa. Commw. LEXIS 497.  080 – Gaylord ex rel Gaylord v Morris Tp Fire Dept
  • Susan Koenig et al., Appellants, v. Town of Huntington, Respondent. 2003-09088, (Index No. 25863/00). 10 A.D.3d 632; 782 N.Y.S.2d 92; 2004 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 10757.  073 – Koenig v Town of Huntington
  • KEITH TUCKER and PAM TUCKER, Individually and as husband and wife Plaintiffs/Appellants, v. ADG, INC., a/k/a ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN GROUP, INC., Defendant, OKC ATHLETIC CLUB, Limited Partnership otherwise known as OKLAHOMA CITY ATHLETIC CLUB a/k/a or d/b/a OKLAHOMA REDHAWKS, T.S.M.G. a/k/a THE SPORTS MANAGEMENT GROUP, Defendants/Appellees.  No. 98,895.  2004 OK 71; 102 P.3d 660; 2004 Okla. LEXIS 82; 75 O.B.A.J. 2481.   003 – Tucker v ADG Inc
  • DONNA REES, ET AL., Plaintiffs-Appellants vs. CLEVELAND INDIANS BASEBALL COMPANY, INC., ET AL., Defendants-Appellees. 84183. 2004-Ohio-6112; 2004 Ohio App. LEXIS 5580. 071 – Rees v Cleveland Indians Baseball Co Inc

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2005

  • HEATHER REIDER VERSUS STATE OF LOUISIANA, THROUGH THE LOUISIANA BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FOR STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, THROUGH MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY. 04-1403 (La.App. 3 Cir. 03/09/05); 897 So. 2d 893; 2005 La. App. LEXIS 592. 039 – Reider v State ex rel Louisiana Bd of Trustees for State Colleges and Univ
  • Neil Pakett, D.M.D. and Jeanette Pakett, h/w v. The Phillies, L.P.; Neil Pakett, D.M.D. and Jeanette Pakett, h/w v. The City of Philadelphia, Appeal of: Neil Pakett, D.M.D. and Jeanette Pakett, h/w; Neil Pakett, D.M.D. and Jeanette Pakett, h/w v. The Phillies, L.P.; Neil Pakett, D.M.D. and Jeanette Pakett, h/w v. The City of Philadelphia, Appeal of: Neil Pakett, D.M.D. and Jeanette Pakett, h/w. No. 2468 C.D. 2004, No. 2498 C.D. 2004. 871 A.2d 304; 2005 Pa. Commw. LEXIS 156.  025 – Pakett v The Phillies LP
  • JEREMY LOUGHRAN v. THE PHILLIES, and MARLON BYRD. 1858. 2005 Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. LEXIS 203. 079 – Loughran v The Phillies                  Loughran v Phillies_Byrd
  • LOUIS MAISONAVE AND MYRNA MAISONAVE, HIS WIFE, PLAINTIFFS-RESPONDENTS, v. THE NEWARK BEARS PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL CLUB, INC. AND GOURMET DINING SERVICES, DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS, AND ABC CORP. (NAME BEING FICTITIOUS) AND JOHN DOE (NAME BEING FICTITIOUS), DEFENDANTS. A-59/60 September Term 2004. 185 N.J. 70; 881 A.2d 700; 2005 N.J. LEXIS 1108. 091 – Maisonave v The Newark Bears Gourmet Services      049 – Maisonave v Newark Bears Professional Baseball Club Inc

 

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2008

  • Linda Roberts, et al., Appellants, v Boys & Girls Republic, Inc., et al., Respondents, et al., Defendants. 106708/04, 1860. 51 A.D.3d 246; 850 N.Y.S.2d 38; 2008 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 75; 2008 NY Slip Op 73.   085 – Roberts v Boys and Girls Republic Inc
  • KATHLEEN TURNER AND MICHAEL TURNER, Appellants, vs. MANDALAY SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, D/B/A LAS VEGAS 51S, Respondent. No. 46191. 124 Nev. 213; 180 P.3d 1172; 2008 Nev. LEXIS 23; 124 Nev. Adv. Rep. 20. 020 – Turner v Mandalay Sports Entertainment LLC
  • MATTHEW KRUSHINSKI CRAIG, Appellant v. AMATEUR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA & JOHN DOE, Appellees. No. 218 WDA 2007. 2008 PA Super 123; 951 A.2d 372; 2008 Pa. Super. LEXIS 1108.  071 – Craig v Amateur Softball Ass’n of America
  • Ziograin Correa, Plaintiff, against The City of New York, New York Yankees and ESPN Regional Television Inc. and CT Corporation Systems, Defendants. and Third Party Actions. 20877/01. 28 Misc. 3d 1206(A); 957 N.Y.S.2d 635; 2008 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 10592; 2008 NY Slip Op 52712(U).  036 – Correa v City of New York     073 – Correa v City of New York
  • BENJAMIN FELD, LARRY FELD, and JUDITH FELD, Plaintiffs-Appellants, vs. LUKE BORKOWSKI, Defendant-Appellee.  No. 8-247 / 07-1333. 2008 Iowa App. LEXIS 1130.  074 – Feld v Borkowski     023 – Feld v Borkowski

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2009

  • Taryn T. Kaitbenski v. Tantasqua Regional School District et al. Opinion No.: 109996, Docket Number: 06-2556. 26 Mass. L. Rep. 424; 2009 Mass. Super. LEXIS 380.  025 – Kaitbenski v Tantasqua Regional School Dist
  • TARA SWEENEY, Individually, and by CYNTHIA SWEENEY, Her Mother and Next Friend, Appellants, vs. CITY OF BETTENDORF AND BETTENDORF PARKS AND RECREATION, Appellees. No. 07-0127. 762 N.W.2d 873; 2009 Iowa Sup. LEXIS 26.  020 – Sweeney v City of Bettendorf
  • EDWARD CRESPIN and JANIS CRESPIN, Individually and as parents of EMILIO CRESPIN, RACHEL CRESPIN, and CASSANDRA GARCIA, all minors, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. ALBUQUERQUE BASEBALL CLUB, LLC, d/b/a ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES, CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, HOUSTON MCLANE COMPANY d/b/a HOUSTON ASTROS, and DAVE MATRANGA, Defendants-Appellees. Docket No. 27,864. 147 N.M. 62; 2009-NMCA-105; 216 P.3d 827; 2009 N.M. App. LEXIS 123.  009 – Crespin v Albuquerque Baseball Club LLC
  • Judith Rosenfeld, Appellant, v Hudson Valley Stadium Corp. et al., Defendants, and Liscum, McCormack & VanVoorhis et al., Respondents. (Index No. 7524/07). 2008-07030. 65 A.D.3d 1117; 885 N.Y.S.2d 338; 2009 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 6382; 2009 NY Slip Op 6527. 095 – Rosenfeld v Hudson Valley Stadium Corp
  • CASON D. McINTURFF v. BATTLE GROUND ACADEMY OF FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE, ET AL. No. M2009-00504-COA-R3-CV. 2009 Tenn. App. LEXIS 862.  070 – McInturff v Battle Ground Academy of Franklin

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2010

  • Beverly Anne Ohde Wolfe, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Bison Baseball, Inc. aka Buffalo Bisons et al., Defendants-Appellees. No. 09AP-905. 2010-Ohio-1390; 2010 Ohio App. LEXIS 1169.  060 – Wolfe v Bison Baseball Inc
  • DEBBIE J. VAUGHN, Plaintiff-Appellant and Cross-Appellee, v. JARROD BARTON and WEST FRANKFORT RECREATION ASSOCIATION, Defendants-Appellees and Cross-Appellants. 5-09-0213. 402 Ill. App. 3d 1135; 933 N.E.2d 355; 2010 Ill. App. LEXIS 694; 342 Ill. Dec. 769.          07 – Vaughn v Barton 
  • EDWARD C. and JANIS C., individually and as parents of EMILIO C., RACHEL C., and CASSANDRA G., minor children, Plaintiffs-Respondents, v. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, Defendant-Petitioner. EDWARD C. and JANIS C., individually and as parents of EMILIO C., RACHEL C., and CASSANDRA G., minor children, Plaintiffs-Respondents, v. ALBUQUERQUE BASEBALL CLUB, L.L.C., d/b/a ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES, Defendant-Petitioner. Docket No. 31,907 Consolidated with: Docket No. 31,917. 148 N.M. 646; 2010-NMSC-043; 241 P.3d 1086; 2010 N.M. LEXIS 485; 82 A.L.R.6th 695. 006 – Edward C v City of Albuquerque

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2011

  • Tiffani Williams, Appellant, v. Richland School District No. 400, Respondent.  No. 28982-6-III. 2011 Wash. App. LEXIS 1332. 075 – Williams v Richland School Dist No 400
  • Victor Rosado v. John Doe et al. Opinion No.: 116782, Docket Number: WOCV2010-01056. 28 Mass. L. Rep. 659; 2011 Mass. Super. LEXIS 175. 008 – Rosado v Doe
  • Karen Cole, as Guardian ad litem for David C., Appellant, v. Boy Scouts of America, Indian Waters Council, Pack 48, Faith Presbyterian Church and Jeff Wagner, Defendants, of whom Jeff Wagner is, Respondent. David Cole and Karen Cole, Appellants v. Boy Scouts of America, Indian Waters Council, Pack 48, Faith Presbyterian Church and Jeff Wagner, Defendants, of whom Jeff Wagner is, Respondent. Opinion No. 27072. 397 S.C. 247; 725 S.E.2d 476; 2011 S.C. LEXIS 383.  038 – Cole v Boy Scouts of America

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2012

  • DARYL D. BRYSON AND DENISE BRYSON, Plaintiffs, v. COASTAL PLAIN LEAGUE, LLC, GASTON BASEBALL, INC., MARTINSVILLE MUSTANGS, LLC AND THE CITY OF GASTONIA, AND THE CITY OF MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA, Defendants. COA12-65. 729 S.E.2d 107; 2012 N.C. App. LEXIS 864.  017 – Bryson v Coastal Plain League LLC
  • Maria TORRES, as Next Friend of Dareion Torres, Appellant v. DILLEY YOUTH ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION and Little League Baseball, Inc., et al., Appellees. No. 04-11-00439-CV. 2012 Tex. App. LEXIS 6485.  013 – Torres v Dilley Youth Athletic Ass’n
  • TAYLOR GRIGSBY et al., Plaintiffs, Appellants and Respondents., v. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Defendant, Respondent and Appellants. No. B233430. 2012 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 9200.  075 – Grigsby v Regents of University of California

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2013

  • SOUTH SHORE BASEBALL, LLC, d/b/a GARY SOUTH SHORE RAILCATS, and NORTHWEST SPORTS VENTURE, LLC, Appellants-Defendants, vs. JUANITA DeJESUS, Appellee-Plaintiff. No. 45A03-1205-CT-222. 982 N.E.2d 1076; 2013 Ind. App. LEXIS 69.  038 – South Shore Baseball LLC v DeJesus     008 – South Shore Baseball LLC v DeJesus
  • BUD ROUNTREE, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. BOISE BASEBALL, LLC, a Delaware limited liability corporation d.b.a. Boise Baseball, d.b.a. Boise Baseball Club d.b.a. Boise Hawks Baseball Club LLC, d.b.a. Boise Hawks, BOISE BASEBALL, LLC, an Idaho limited liability corporation d.b.a. Boise Baseball, d.b.a. Boise Baseball Club, d.b.a. Boise Hawks Baseball Club, LLC, d.b.a. Boise Hawks, BOISE HAWKS BASEBALL CLUB, LLC, an assumed business for Boise Baseball, LLC; HOME PLATE FOOD SERVICES, LLC, an Idaho limited liability corporation, (only the foregoing are Appellants herein); MEMORIAL STADIUM, INC.; WRIGHT BROTHERS, THE BUILDING COMPANY, an Idaho general business corporation, TRIPLE P, INC., an Idaho general corporation, DIAMOND SPORTS, INC., a New York corporation, DIAMOND SPORT CORP., an Idaho corporation, DIAMOND SPORTS MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, LLC, an Idaho limited liability corporation; CH2M HILL, INC., a Florida corporation d.b.a. Ch2M Hill, CH2M HILL CONSTRUCTORS, INC. d.b.a. Ch2M Hill, CH2M HILL E&C, INC., d.b.a. Ch2M Hill, CH2M HILL ENGINEERS, INC. d.b.a. Ch2M Hill, CH2M HILL INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, an assumed business name of Ch2M Engineers, Inc., CH2M Engineers, Inc., CH2M HILL, a foreign corporation doing business in Idaho under the name Ch2M Hill; WILLIAM CORD PEREIRA; ROBERT PEREIRA, and JOHN DOES I through X, whose identities are unknown, Defendants. Docket No. 38966, 2013 Opinion No. 24. 154 Idaho 167; 296 P.3d 373; 2013 Ida. LEXIS 55.  018 – Rountree v Boise Baseball LLC
  • SHIRLEY MARTINEZ AND RICHARD MARTINEZ, Appellants v. HOUSTON MCLANE COMPANY, LLC D/B/A/ HOUSTON ASTROS BASEBALL CLUB, Appellee. 01-12-00433-CV. 414 S.W.3d 219; 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 2420. 017 – Martinez v Houston McLane Co LLC
  • TONISHA JOHNSON, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT and AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION LOCAL 241, Defendants-Appellees. No. 1-12-2803. 2013 IL App (1st) 122803-U; 2013 Ill. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1985. 088 – Johnson v Chicago Park Dist

 

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