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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Idaho Declines to Adopt Baseball Rule

In an interlocutory appeal, the Idaho Supreme Court declined to adopt the "baseball rule," limiting a stadium operator's liability for foul balls.  The case, Rountree v. Boise Ball (pdf), involved a Boise Hawks minor league game.  Bud Rountree was hit in the eye by a foul ball, and sued the stadium owners and the Boise Hawks for negligence.   On interlocutory appeal, the Idaho Supreme Court held that "[w]hether watching baseball is inherently dangerous, and the degrees of fault to be apportioned to Rountree and Boise Baseball, are questions for the jury."   A Retuers report has more.

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