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Clifford Law Offices offers a series of legal articles based upon real-life cases, free to the public for educational purposes. An example abstract is shown, with a link to the full article, which discusses the implications of the case. Clifford Law Offices is ranked one of the top Chicago personal injury law firms.

We intend to continue to reach out to the public by providing more information on a regular basis.

Clifford Law Offices is offering a series of legal articles based upon real-life cases, free to the public for educational purposes. An example abstract:

Take Me Out to The Ball Game, But Bring a Mitt
By Robert A. Clifford

It was a pleasant day in late August last year at Wrigley Field. The Cubs were playing the Florida Marlins. A fly ball sailed into right field, into the club box seats, right into the lap of a fan busy chatting with a friend, causing severe injuries.

Two weeks later, a 10-year-old boy sitting 10 rows behind the third-base dugout was hit by a foul ball at U.S. Cellular Field. He sustained a fracture and experienced swelling in his brain. He suffers headaches and has difficulty using his right arm.

For their excruciating pain, suffering, disfigurement, and loss of consortium, they received nothing. A law that was passed in 1992, the Baseball Facility Liability Act, Ill. Comp. Stat., 38/1-49 (1992), granted immunity to the owners and operators of ballparks from errant balls for anyone struck while in the park.

Contrast that scenario with that of a fan who was hit in the eye while standing at a concession cart at a minor league ballpark in New Jersey. He suffered a fractured eye socket. The court, in citing a similar ruling in Pennsylvania, held that the stadium owner had a duty to provide protection to business invitees from balls that go out of play. The concession stand was placed in the open, without protective fences, to facilitate the view.

What are the implications of these cases? The full article includes a discussion:
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"We want to get useful legal information out to the public because we think this helps people understand their options under the law", says Robert A Clifford, Founder, "We intend to continue to reach out to the public by providing more information on a regular basis."

The original articles are also available at the Chicago Law Bulletin website at http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com

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