It’s tough being a kid today with everything going on at school, all the nasty stuff on the Interwebs, and trying to avoid one of the 50 or more Kardashian family reality shows on TV. Now, pre-teens also have worry about a lawsuit from a lady that just happened to hit in the face with a baseball at a Little League game.
This particular incident happened at a New Jersey Little League game two years ago in Manchester Township. Elizabeth Lloyd was sitting at a picnic table near the fenced-in bullpen at the Manchester Little League park when she was hit by an errant throw from catcher Matthew Migliaccio, 11 who was warming up a pitcher. No one claims that Matt threw the ball intentionally at Lloyd, but that has not stopped her from suing the boy–and his family–for $150,000 in medical bills, plus an unspecified amount for pain and suffering. Not to be left out, Lloyd’s husband is also suing for the loss of “services, society, and consortium” of his wife. Their claim is that Matthew’s errant throw was intentional and reckless, “assaulted and battered” Lloyd, and caused “severe, painful, and permanent” injuries.
Unfortunately, the insurance Little League carries covers injuries to players and coaches, but not spectators, so the Migliaccio family is on its own on this one. If the case goes to trial, Matthew’s family expects it to cost tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees to defend themselves in court.
A proud moment for both Major League Baseball and the American legal system
What’s stranger than a Major League Baseball coach getting into it with opposing fans, using gay slurs and then using a baseball bat to demonstrate just how anal sex works? Watching spotlight hogging attorney Gloria Allred and plaintiff Justin Quinn, 33 (a Giants fan) working together to demonstrate that same gesture using a bat.
Video of that strange press conference (including Quinn’s two little girls who look like junior lawyers-in-training seated next to Allred) below, but first some details from the LA Times:
McDowell is accused of asking three Giants fans in the stands, “Are you a homo couple or a threesome?” He is accused of using two fingers and the small end of a baseball bat to simulate sexual intercourse, among other lewd comments and gestures, including thrusting his hips back and forth in a sexual manner.
Famed attorney Gloria Allred joined Giants fan Justin Quinn, his wife and two daughters at a press conference Wednesday. They called for McDowell and the team to be fined, for both to apologize and for the coach to attend sensitivity training.
According to Allred, Quinn and his family were in the bleachers during batting practice when they observed the alleged incident. She said Quinn responded by yelling to McDowell: “Hey, there are kids out here.”
Allred said McDowell called back: “Kids don’t [expletive] belong at the baseball park.” She said McDowell picked up a bat and walked toward Quinn in a threatening manner, asking: “How much are your teeth worth?”
The Braves said in a statement that they were concerned by the allegations and behavior described by Quinn.
The NFL’s Favorite Bad Boy (okay, maybe the favorite after TO, Ben Roethlesberger and most of the 2008 Cincinnati Bengals) is being hit by a lawsuit from a woman who claims he did something to her that he shouldn’t have. No, not that woman, the other ones.
In the wake of a sex scandal that tarnished Brett Favre’s storied 20-year NFL career and cost him a a $50,000 fine, two more women have come forward, filing a sexual harassment suit against the star quarterback. Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole, both former massage therapists for the New York Jets, filed suit against Favre, the New York Jets and Lisa Ripi, a woman who hires massage therapists for the team, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York today. The New York Jets and the National Football League had no comment on the matter. Requests for comment from Brett Favre’s agent and the Minnesota Vikings were not immediately returned.
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In the suit, Scavo alleges that Favre sent text messages to another unidentified massage therapist, asking Scavo and the unidentified woman to “get together” with Favre. Scavo said that in 2008 while Favre was with the New York Jets, he treated her like a “hanging slab of meat.” In the suit she claims he wanted a three-way with her and another therapist. Favre allegedly texted the unidentified therapist, writing, “Brett here, you and Crissy want to get together, I’m all alone,” according to the lawsuit. Favre allegedly sent another text message reading, “Kinda lonely tonight, I guess I have bad intentions.”