MLB Must Increase Ballpark Safety | News | HMG LLP

Players and Lawyers Agree: MLB Must Increase Ballpark Safety for Fans

September 28, 2017

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (September 21, 2017) Bob Hilliard who filed a laswsuit on behalf of a season ticket holder seeking to compel MLB to extend the netting to protect fans, comments on the most recent foul ball injury of a young girl.

Mr. Hilliard stated:

“Baseball, America’s pastime, has broken America’s heart. The little girl at Yankee Stadium is the now the face of this needless danger. This will happen again, and again. There will be a sad and tragic death--it may be a child, it may be a grandparent, but it will be someone. MLB should be ashamed at this delay of not doing more. There is a need for a mandatory netting policy. From foul pole to foul pole.”

Twins Brian Dozer said: "Every stadium needs to have nets. That’s it." Hilliard agrees.

Hilliard represents Gail Payne and Stephanie Smith, a fan who was hit by a ball, and filed a lawsuit in California. The court dismissed the suit, but Hilliard appealed.The case will be argued before the US Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit in December 2017.


Hilliard Martinez Gonzales LLP (HMG) specializes in mass torts, personal injury, product liability, commercial and business litigation, and wrongful death. Hilliard Martinez Gonzales LLP has been successfully representing clients in the United States and Mexico since 1986. Bob Hilliard obtained the Largest Verdict in the country in 2012 and the #1 verdict in Texas, he currently is co-lead counsel in the single biggest litigation in US history, GM’s ignition switch defect litigation, currently pending in the Southern District of New York.


Contact Lauren Gomez at 361-960-3146

the timing of your case is vital