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.

Want to see the specifics about a case involving a foul ball? Just click the link and you’ll get to read all the information we’ve been able to dredge up on it.

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  • Blakeley v. White Star Line, 118 N.W. 482, 483 (Mich. 1908): Established the “Baseball Rule.”

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  • Alfred C. Brann, an Infant, by Chandler A. Brann, His Guardian ad Litem, Appellant, v. The Village of Hudson Falls, Respondent; 169 A.D. 874; 155 N.Y.S. 796; 1915 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 5079 079 – Brann v Village of Hudson Falls

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  • CARRIE ELLINGSON v. WORLD AMUSEMENT SERVICE ASSOCIATION, INC. AND ANOTHER; HENRY C. LARSON v. SAME DEFENDANTS; ALFRED H. BAKKE v. SAME DEFENDANTS; J. J. HEFFERN v. SAME DEFENDANTS.; 175 Minn. 563; 222 N.W. 335; 1928 Minn. LEXIS 942   065 – Ellingson v World Amusement Service Ass’n

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  • PATTON, ADMR., PLAINTIFF-APPELLANT, V STANDARD OIL COMPANY, DEFENDANT-APPELLEE.  67 N.E.2d 71; 1946 Ohio App. LEXIS 777; 45 Ohio L. Abs. 321  084 – Patton v Standard Oil Co

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