Dodgers found partly responsible in fan beating

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating at Dodger Stadium won his negligence suit against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, but former owner Frank McCourt was absolved by the jury.

The jury found Wednesday that Bryan Stow suffered damages for economic losses and pain and suffering totaling about $18 million but divided responsibility for his injuries among the Dodgers and the two men who beat him.

The Dodgers must pay about $14 million of that because while finding the team negligent, jurors assigned the team only a portion of the responsibility for Stow's harm.

Plaintiff's attorney Tom Girardi had asked for more than double that sum but still considers it a victory.