Family of Beaten Giants Fan Sues L.A. Dodgers

A Giants fan was severely beaten outside of Dodger Stadium in California.The family of a San Francisco Giants fan who was severely beaten outside of Dodger Stadium on Opening Day has filed a civil lawsuit against the Dodgers and team owner Frank McCourt.

Bryan Stow was attacked by unknown assailants in a parking lot of the stadium after the March 31 game. The beating resulted in a traumatic brain injury that has left Stow in critical but stable condition, although he has not yet regained consciousness.

The personal injury suit claims the Dodgers did not take reasonable steps to prevent the attack, and seeks unspecified damages to cover Stow's future medical care and provide for his two children. According to the suit, those reasonable steps include better lighting in the parking lots during night games, the presence of uniformed security and promoting the responsible consumption of alcohol.

"The Dodgers have shown a total disregard for public safety. They've gotten rid of security people, they've had all these incidents at their games, more than other teams, there's also a known gang presence. What did they think was going to happen?" said the family's attorney in a statement.

One suspect has been arrested in connection with Stow's beating. However, the suspect's lawyer claims he was not at the game that day and says his client is willing to take a polygraph test to prove his innocence.