Ind. court: Woman can't sue over foul ball injury
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled that a woman injured by a foul ball at baseball game can't sue over her injuries.
The court's 3-0 Friday ruling says no trial is needed because foul balls' dangers are well-known and baseball fans have an obligation to protect themselves.
The Times of Munster reports that Juanita DeJesus sued the Gary SouthShore RailCats, alleging that a foul ball that hit her face during a May 2009 game fractured several facial bones and caused blindness in her left eye.
DeJesus alleged the team had an obligation to protect stadium visitors from harm and failed to provide protective screening from first to third base.
But the court said DeJesus frequently attended RailCats games and knew foul balls regularly flew into the seats.
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