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March-April 20100   Volume  1, Issue 1

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In  Reversal, Appeals Court Declines to

Apply Baseball Rule

     New Mexico state appeals court has
_L   hurled a brushed-back pitch of its own
in a case involving an injury suffered by a
spectator during a baseball game.
   In a majority decision, the panel ofjudges
declined to apply the so-called baseball
rule, which insulates baseball teams that
provide some protections for spectators, such
as netting behind home plate. It reasoned
specifically that there is no public policy
reason to justify bestowing immunity on
the business of baseball.
   The victim in the case was 4-year-old
Emilio Crespin, who was attending an Al-
buquerque Isotopes minor league baseball
game  with his parents on July 21, 2003.
The family was sitting at a picnic table in
the left field stands, when Dave Matranga
of the New Orleans Zephyrs hit a batting
practice home run that hit the boy, frac-
turing his skull.

See In Reversal on Page 8

Plaxico Burress -Two Steps, Three

Years and Many Lives

By Alan K. Fertel

       ith the news ofsports and litigation all over the media, some interesting cases have
       recently come to light. Michael Vick, Dante Stallworth, OJ Simpson and Barry
Bonds have all recently found themselves on the wrong side of the law. One example that
stands out in the public eye, given the many people whose lives have been shattered and
careers that have ended, is the upside down world of Plaxico Burress. A star receiver for
the New York Giants and Super Bowl champion during one season, and little more than
a year later, a convict. Plaxico Burress's misfortune not only affects him and his family,
but also has a wide-ranging impact on his former team, teammates, the NFL, his doctors

                                                 See Plaxico Burress on Page 9


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