Idaho Court’s Baseball Rule Balk Could Impact Other Sports

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 6:53 PM EDT) -- The Idaho Supreme Court's recent trend-breaking decision declining to adopt the so-called baseball rule, which prohibits fans injured by foul balls from suing team and stadium owners for negligence, could affect other types of sporting events in the state, several attorneys told Law360.

The Idaho high court issued the landmark opinion on Feb. 22 in a suit against the minor league Boise Hawks by a season-ticket holder, Bud Rountree, who lost an eye after being struck by a foul ball in August 2008. The team had...
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