All-Stars of Minneapolis Law Firm Step Up to the Plate to Connect Baseball to Legal Issues

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O’Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl use All-Star Week to inform fans of the role the law can play in professional sports

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There hasn’t been a better time to bring the legal issues surrounding baseball to the forefront.

One of Minnesota’s top civil litigation firms, the Minneapolis law firm O’Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl announced today it has released an article that highlights the relationship between baseball and the law. The article entitled “Covering All the Bases: Legal News from the World of Baseball,” is available for re-publishing, by clicking here. To some, baseball and legal issues may seem worlds apart, but after recent events involving America’s pastime, the correlation between the legal world and the sports world is as strong as it’s ever been.

“With the All-Star game happening this week in Minneapolis, it makes sense for our firm to get involved and turn a double play with an article that connects the game and legal issues that are currently at the forefront in various circles,” said Managing Shareholder, Shamus O’Meara. “Our litigation team stepped up to the plate and delivered. I think this article has hit a homerun when it comes to connecting current law-related issues with the grand old game of baseball, especially during a time when the best players in the game have all met in our backyard for the Midsummer Classic.”

The article showcases current legal topics associated with baseball. Included in the article is background and a legal explanation about a fan that was allegedly mocked by ESPN announcers when cameras captured the fan napping during one of the oldest and most popular rivalries in all of sports: Yankees versus Red Sox. The fan has since filed a defamation suit against Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees, and ESPN for $10 million in damages.

In addition the article explains an unfortunate accident, where “Sluggerrr,” the Kansas City Royals’ lion mascot injured a fan when throwing a hot dog into the stands, hitting the fan in the eye, and causing the fan to suffer a detached retina. Recently, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that flying hot dogs are not part of the inherent risk of attending a baseball game.

“There hasn’t been a better time to bring the legal issues surrounding baseball to the forefront,” said OLWK attorney, Mark Azman. “Our firm thought it was good time to publish an article like this that is not only entertaining, but it provides an explanation of issues that are related to both baseball and law.”

While it might be another 30 years until the next All-Star game is played in Minnesota, the OLWK Firm is ready to address all legal issues with their experience and knowledge of the law. “As a firm we are very excited for an event of this caliber to come to our home community,” said O’Meara. “This article aims to connect one of the season’s biggest events with the reality that legal issues can transpire anywhere, including at the ballpark.”

About O’Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, P.A. Since its founding in 1973, O’Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, P.A. has achieved a strong national reputation for trial success and its handling of high profile legal matters, and has a deep tradition of community involvement. Based in Minneapolis, the firm of 60 employees and 23 attorneys serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses, local governments and insurance companies. The firm is listed in Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys, The Insurance Bar, and by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc. with the highest rating for professional legal ability and faithful adherence to ethical standards, professional reliability and diligence. For more information, call 952-806-0438 or go to: To schedule interviews, contact media liaison Robb Leer at 612.701.0608.


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