U.S. Baseball to Face Suit by Fan Hit in the Face by Line Drive

Feb. 19, 2020, 3:18 PM

A 12-year old girl who was seriously injured by a line drive at a baseball game got her claims against the U.S. Baseball Federation reinstated after a California appeals court held that the assumption of risk doctrine didn’t bar the suit.

Summer J. may proceed with negligence and premises liability claims against U.S. Baseball as the sponsor of the game and the party in control of the stadium on the day she was injured, the California Court of Appeals for the Second Appellate District said Tuesday.

U.S. Baseball is the governing body for amateur baseball, which includes more than 15.6 ...

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