Sitting in a wheelchair in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday, Bryan Stow slowly shook hands with his attorney.
With members of his family sitting near him, Stow was in court for the first day of jury selection in a trial of a lawsuit that accuses the
The lawsuit filed on behalf of the Giants fan and his two children contends that McCourt focused on funneling money into his lavish lifestyle while depleting the Dodgers of necessary funds for adequate operations.
"The lack of security and inadequate lighting presented a perfect opportunity to commit a variety of crimes. Unfortunately for Bryan Stow, this is exactly what happened," the complaint says.
Stow, a paramedic from Santa Cruz, was wearing Giants gear when he attended opening day at
Marvin Norwood and Louie Sanchez, both of Rialto, pleaded guilty to the attack this year.
As a result of the attack, Stow can only walk short distances and speak a few words at a time. The suit seeks general and punitive damages, as well as reimbursement to those who donated to the Bryan Stow fund. McCourt's insurers and not the current Dodgers owners would be liable for any damages.
In February, Stow's attorney Thomas Girardi said that Stow's care had already cost more than $5 million and that an additional estimated $34 million would be needed to treat him for the remainder of his life.
Girardi said a jury could be impaneled as early as Wednesday. Before then, attorneys will read through completed jury questionnaires.
Potential jurors were asked in the questionnaire whether they know anyone who has been in a coma or diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. They were also asked whether they had ever been in a physical altercation.