GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers have offered a procedural compromise that would allow Bryan Stow to pursue litigation against the team's insurance carrier after the club emerges from bankruptcy.
The Dodgers' offer asks that Stow not oppose the bankruptcy, that he waits until the club emerges from the bankruptcy protection before pursuing his Superior Court suit and that he sues the insurance company but not the club.
A hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday. The Dodgers previously had asked the bankruptcy court to dismiss Stow's claim, but Judge Kevin Gross indicated that the club would have a tough time proving no liability and urged lawyers to seek a compromise.
Stow, a Giants fan, was beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after last year's Opening Day game between the Dodgers and Giants. Two suspects have since been arrested.
Lawyers on behalf of Stow are seeking damages from the insurance company in court and have filed a bankruptcy claim. A state court has deferred the matter to the federal bankruptcy court.
Stow, who was beaten unconscious and spent months in a coma, is expected to require 24-hour care for the rest of his life, and on his behalf, damages of as much as $50 million are being sought. Stow is claiming the Dodgers were negligent in providing adequate security during and after the game. In Thursday's filing, the Dodgers said they had adequate coverage for the claim.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.