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06-27-12, 12:28 AM #1
New nominee for the jerk of the month club.
A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game is suing the young catcher who threw it.
Elizabeth Lloyd is seeking more than $150,000 in damages to cover medical costs stemming from the incident at a Manchester Little League game two years ago. She's also seeking an undefined amount for pain and suffering.
Lloyd was sitting at a picnic table near a fenced-in bullpen when she was hit with the ball.
Catcher Matthew Migliaccio was 11 years old at the time and was warming up a pitcher.
The lawsuit filed April 24 alleges Migliaccio's errant throw was intentional and reckless, "assaulted and battered" Lloyd and caused "severe, painful and permanent" injuries.
A second count alleges Migliaccio's actions were negligent and careless through "engaging in inappropriate physical and/or sporting activity" near Lloyd. She continues to suffer pain and anguish, incur medical expenses and has been unable to carry out her usual duties and activities, the lawsuit says.
And Lloyd's husband, in a third count, is suing for the loss of "services, society and consortium" of his wife. They've demanded a jury trial.
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06-27-12, 01:21 AM #2
I second the nomination. I heard on broadcast news she was looking for $500,000 total damages. I guess the kid is going to have to break open the piggy back and fork over his lunch money if he loses.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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06-27-12, 07:07 AM #3Officer First Class
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Parks are dangerous. Stay home and drink beer.
She would of been fine if it wasn't for those meddling kids!
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06-27-12, 08:42 AM #4
Meh. I don't believe anyone involved in this story.
Originally Posted by William Pitt (the Younger), Speech in the House of Commons (18 November, 1783)
06-27-12, 09:47 AM #5
I suppose she also wants to sue the pebble that she tripped on at the park, or the tree she backed into while leaving........
06-27-12, 09:56 AM #6
06-27-12, 08:44 PM #7
I hope they get a jury trial. And I hope the jury laughs their asses off at her. She's probably hoping for a jury trial as she knows a judge would throw it out and might even make disparaging remarks as to her character in the process.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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