Stadium Safety

A 12-year-old girl’s claim that she was seriously injured by a foul ball while watching a game at US Baseball’s national team trials is not precluded by the primary assumption of risk doctrine, an appeals court in California ruled. Recent steps taken to extend netting in baseball stadiums indicate that safety measures can be taken without fundamentally altering the nature of the game. 

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Oakland Coliseum

The City of Oakland sued Alameda County in superior court over the sale of the dually owned Oakland Coliseum, once home to the A’s and Raiders; the county wants to sell it, but the city says the sale should abide by the California Surplus Land Act, which requires a valid effort to sell public land for use as affordable housing, parks or recreation, or open space.

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