Salina, KS

Now: 31 °

Currently: Fair

Hi: 52 ° | Lo: 26 °

Fan Hit By Hot Dog Gets New Trial

KSAL StaffJune 25, 2014

The Missouri Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Kansas City Royals fan injured by a hot dog tossed by the team mascot.

The unanimous opinion Tuesday from the state’s highest court centered on a legal standard called the baseball rule. That rule says fans cannot sue teams over injuries caused by events on the field, court or rink. The court said it does not apply to a mascot tossing hot dogs.

The court said the risk of being injured by a tossed hot dog isn’t inherent to baseball. It sent the case back for a new trial.

John Coomer of Overland Park, Kansas, says he was injured at a 2009 game when team mascot Sluggerrr threw a hot dog into the stands, striking Coomer in the eye.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2020. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

RELATED POSTS



STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Tips On Pet-Friendly Than...
November 25, 2020Comments
Pumpkin is King of the Pi...
November 25, 2020Comments
Add a Dash of Safety to H...
November 25, 2020Comments
Citizen Review Board Volu...
November 25, 2020Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets