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Allegheny County jury verdict of $1.7 million compensatory for hole in fence over dugout.

July 1, 2019
Hoffman v. Borough of Sewickley, Docket No. GD-16-00447 CCP

The plaintiff’s parents were awarded a jury verdict in their favor against the defendants for the permanent brain damage to their son who was struck in the head by a foul ball. In this case, the foul ball entered through a gap in the fencing that was in place to protect the dugout. Part of the plaintiff’s claim was the duty to provide safe playing environment and lack of inspections.

 

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