Usually, I use this column to answer questions. Today, I will discuss the death of Jahi McMath and the new legal issues stemming from Jahi having been pronounced dead in California on December 13, 2013 and again on June 22, 2018 in New Jersey.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JAHI MCMATH HAS DIED IN NEW JERSEY
On June 22nd, 2018, Jahi Kelis McMath died peacefully in the presence of her mother Nailah and step father Marvin in a hospital in New Jersey. Jahi died as the result of complications associated with liver failure. Jahi had been living at home, with her mother Nailah Winkfield, her stepfather Marvin Winkfield, and younger sister in New Jersey for the last 4 years. She will be returned to California to be buried near her family and friends.
A Los Angeles judge has ruled that the Children of Bryan Stow cannot take part in a lawsuit by their father, against the LA Dodgers after he was nearly beaten to death in a parking lot following a game.
Stow, a Giants fan, was attacked outside of Dodger Stadium after the season-opening game March 31, and suffered life threatening brain injuries. Stow is suing the Dodgers under the theory that the team cut back security, despite being aware of the dangerous condition of the parking lot, which was the site of previous assaults.
The judge found that the fact that the children were not present during the attack precluded them from receiving any sort of damages. After being in a coma for months, Stow has recently shown improvement, and has begun to communicate with family.
For many people, the beginning of baseball season is a sure sign that summer is fast approaching. Recently, San Francisco Giants fans broke out their orange and gold to celebrate their team’s season opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Some dedicated fans even made the pilgrimage down to Dodgers stadium to cheer on their team in person.