Man Loses Eye When Struck By Foul Ball and Sues Minor League Boise Hawks

Rountree v. Boise Baseball, LLC, 296 P.3d 373 (Idaho, 2013) What were the issues? Should Idaho adopt the Baseball Rule? Did the plaintiff, a spectator at a professional baseball game, consent to the risk of being hit by a foul ball? What is the Baseball Rule? The Baseball Rule limits the liability for injury caused... Continue Reading →

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New York City Bans Use of Metal Bats at High School Baseball Games

USA Baseball v. City of New York, 509 F.Supp.2d 285 (SDNY, 2007)What’s the Issue?Beginning in 2002, the City began to consider enacting a bill forbidding the use of “non-wood” bats by children in competitive baseball games and the Council held public hearings, heard testimony and reviewed reports and records, eventually totaling in excess of 3500... Continue Reading →

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