Newark foul ball lawsuit makes its way to state Supreme Court

? A man suing the Newark Bears minor league baseball team after being hit by a foul ball had his case heard by the state Supreme Court Monday.

Louis Maisonrave was hit in the face by a foul ball five years ago while attending a Bears game. Although approximately one quarter of the team?s stadium is covered in protective netting, Maisonrave was standing in a spot without such cover. He is now suing the Bears and their concessions operator, Gourmet Services.

If Maisonrave wins his case, Bears officials say other minor league teams would have to put protective netting all around their parks to prevent a similar incident. A judge who heard the case, however, seemed skeptical about the lawsuit. He told the court there was only one sure way to avoid being hit with a foul ball at a baseball game ? stay home and watch the event on TV.

 

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