Texas High Court Asked To Strike 'Baseball Rule'

Law360, Houston (April 26, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT) -- A woman injured by a fly ball during a Houston Astros batting practice asked the Texas Supreme Court Wednesday to revive her suit against the ball club, arguing that a long-held legal barrier to such suits is bad law.

Shirley Martinez, who lost an eye after she was hit in the face by the batted ball, argued in a petition for review that the high court should abandon the so-called “baseball rule” — which holds that spectators assume the risk that they might be injured during...
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