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Originally published Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 9:21 PM

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Family of beaten San Francisco Giants fan sues Los Angeles Dodgers | Baseball

The family of the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage after a beating at Dodger Stadium sued the team and Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.

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LOS ANGELES — The family of the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage after a beating at Dodger Stadium sued the team and Dodgers owner Frank McCourt on Tuesday, alleging cutbacks in security and antiquated facilities — including light fixtures dating to 1962 — contributed to the attack.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of paramedic Bryan Stow of Santa Cruz, Calif., and his two children, contends the Dodgers should have provided more security, especially for the high-profile opening-day game, after which Stow was assaulted in the parking lot. He remains in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital.

The suit did not name Jamie McCourt, who has been fighting with her husband over ownership of the team in divorce proceedings.

Before the attack, Stow and three friends were harassed during the March 31 game, with Los Angeles fans repeatedly taunting them and throwing peanuts, hot dogs and wrappers — "clear signs of intimidation" Dodger security personnel should have addressed — the suit alleged.

Notes

• Police in Denver said a 27-year-old man was critically injured when he fell from a stairwell leading to the center-field seats at Coors Field during the opener of a doubleheader against Arizona. He reportedly fell about 20 feet.

• The next court hearing for retired San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds has been postponed a second time. The U.S. District Court in San Francisco said Bonds' trial setting hearing would be continued from June 17 to June 24 because of the court's "unavailability."

• All-Star catcher Joe Mauer is inching closer to returning to the field for Minnesota after spending almost six weeks on the disabled list with leg ailments. He is scheduled to be a designated hitter in extended spring training on Wednesday in Fort Myers, Fla.

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