Getting Ready for Baseball Season: Kansas City Jury Throws the First Pitch

14 Mar

According to an article in the Kansas City Star newspaper (read here), a jury in Jackson County returned a verdict in favor of the Kansas City Royals baseball team, finding that the team was not liable for injuries suffered by a fan who was hit in the eye by a foil-wrapped hotdog tossed by the Royal’s mascot Sluggerrr.  The case should serve as a warning for you baseball fans gearing up for the season that there is personal responsibility for fans when it comes to mascot in-game promotions.  As a lifelong Kansas City Royals fan, I took a particular interest in the case.

This blog entry is written by Chris Renz, a shareholder at Thomsen Nybeck. Chris practices in the litigation area of the firm with primary focus on  real estate litigation, employment litigation, townhome and condominium law, and criminal law, particularly as the prosecutor for the Metropolitan Airports Commission.


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