Target: Don Soucy, Eastern Region Director of Little League International
Goal: Help fight a frivolous lawsuit against a 13-year-old little league player who accidentally hit a woman with an errant ball.
After Elizabeth Lloyd was hit in the face by an errant ball thrown by a New Jersey Little League catcher, she chose to sue the then 11-year-old baseball player, seeking more than $150,000 in damages to cover medical costs, as well as pain and suffering. The boy was warming up his pitcher at the time and accidentally overthrew the ball, and immediately checked on Lloyd, who originally claimed she was fine.
The boy, now 13, still plays baseball, but his parents are shocked that Little League would not support or help them with the lawsuit, which will cost them thousands to fight in court. All a Little League spokesman would say is that the league’s insurance does not cover spectators, only players and coaches. The father of the catcher, who used to coach the team, has since stepped down from coaching.
Sign the petition below and ask Little League International to assist the Migliaccio family in their fight against this frivolous lawsuit. To sue an 13-year-old boy who was only playing a game is beyond ridiculous, but the fact that Little League refuses to help one of the players is worse. Ask them to support the boy and his family, and stand up against frivolous lawsuits.
Dear Mr. Soucy,
One of your Little League players from New Jersey is being sued after Elizabeth Lloyd was hit by his errant throw. The family will now have to pay thousands of dollars in litigation fees to fight this lawsuit, but your organization refuses to help them.
That someone would sue a 13-year-old boy for a mistake is disgusting, but the fact that you refuse to help him is worse. This boy did everything he could to ensure that Ms. Lloyd was all right after she’d been hit, and Ms. Lloyd even confirmed that she was fine before turning around two years later and suing him. Now he is being punished for the actions of a child, in the worst way possible.
I am asking you to please step in and help the Migliaccio family fight this frivolous lawsuit. Show the nation that you are not going to let a young boy look like a criminal because he isn’t a perfect baseball player. If you continue to refuse to do anything, your organization will come out looking worse, but if you assist their family, you will be known as being supportive of the millions of children who play for Little League.
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