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Red Sox prevail in first-ever foul ball trial

June 2018

Jones Day prevailed on behalf of the Boston Red Sox in a two-week jury trial brought by a fan who was hit by a foul ball in an upper-level premium seating area of Fenway Park. The case was the first jury trial in Massachusetts regarding a foul ball injury, and included testimony by five experts in addition to several senior Red Sox executives. The jury took only a couple of hours to decide that the Red Sox were not negligent in their construction and maintenance of Fenway Park.

Taubin v. Henry, No. 1584CV-2565 (Super. Ct. Suffolk Cty., Mass.)

For additional information about this matter, please contact: Christopher M. Morrison, Kate Wallace

Client(s): Fenway Sports Group