Trial Date Set for Bryan Stow's $50M Civil Suit Against Dodgers
Bryan Stow with his children, Tyler and Tabitha (Bryan Stow family)
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Abraham Khan on Friday also scheduled two status conferences for Nov. 8 and Jan. 16.
According to court papers, Stow has accumulated over $4 million in medical bills to date.
Stow, a former Santa Cruz paramedic, was brutally attacked by two men wearing Dodgers gear in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after the season opener between the two rivals on March 31, 2011. He remained in a coma for three months after the attack.
Authorities charged Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 31, both of Rialto, with assault, battery and mayhem in the attack on Stow.
Stow's suit, which was filed in May 2011, alleges negligence, premises liability, negligent hiring, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress by the Dodgers. It also alleges that the team reduced security measures to save money.
If the Dodgers lose the lawsuit filed by Stow and his family, the financial liability could threaten the team's ability to pay its creditors, attorneys for the official creditors' committee.
According to court testimony, the Dodgers and their parent company are more than $600 million in debt. That does not include the $131-million divorce settlement for Jamie McCourt or damages a court could award to Stow.
Frank McCourt sold the Dodgers earlier this year for more than $1 billion.