Yankees fan hurt by foul ball loses injury lawsuit

October 24, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan appeals court has tossed an injury lawsuit by a Yankees fan who claimed a foul ball damaged his face and caused $160,000 in medical bills.

The New York Post reports (http://nyp.st/2izzh0p ) that developer Andy Zlotnick sued after being struck in the face by line drive in August 2011. He challenged the “Baseball Rule” that says fans attend games at their own risk.

The case was dismissed, but Zlotnick appealed saying he couldn’t see the ball in the rain.

On Tuesday, an appeals panel ruled that Zlotnick should have realized that open umbrellas might obstruct his view. They also cited warnings on the back of his ticket, his seat and over the address system.

A Yankees representative didn’t immediately respond to a message.

Zlotnick says he’s considering his options.


Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com

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