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

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

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.


Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2019

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