Assault Suit Against Kobe Bryant Revived By 6th Circ.

Law360, New York (December 23, 2011, 5:09 PM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit revived civil assault and battery claims against L.A. Lakers superstar guard Kobe Bryant on Thursday, overruling a decision to toss out a lawsuit that claimed Bryant delivered an unnecessary forearm blow to a fan's chest after careening out of bounds at a 2005 game.

A three-judge appeals court panel ruled that the trial court was right when it threw out a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress in June 2010, but said that the lower court was wrong to grant Bryant summary...
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