News Briefs: Commissioner wants results for Democratic Primary race thrown out

Edited by Stan Washington | 6/13/2014, 9:35 a.m.
Fulton County Commissioner Robb Pitts is requesting a court to disqualify the results of last month’s election results because of ...
Robb Pitts

In suits over injuries, teams cite ‘baseball rule’

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have asked an appeals court to uphold a special rule and find the team not liable for the serious injuries suffered by a 6-year-old girl who was struck by a ball. Lawyers for the team want the Georgia Court of Appeals to apply what’s known as the "baseball rule.’’ Already in force in other states, the rule holds that if a stadium operator provides protective screening behind home plate and enough seats for people who want to sit there, it cannot be held liable for balls and bats inadvertently flung into the stands. The ongoing lawsuit was brought by a father who took his 6-year-old daughter to a May 30, 2010, game at Turner Field. Braves outfielder Melky Cabrera hit a ball behind the third-base dugout. It struck the girl in the forehead, fractured her skull in 30 places and caused a traumatic brain injury. The girl’s parents say protective netting should have been in place.

Ga. Juvenile Justice department hosting job fairs

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice officials say the agency’s human resources team is planning a series of recruitment fairs throughout the state. Officials say the department is planning five job fairs in June and the agency is looking for fill a variety of positions including corrections officers, educators, information technology workers, food service providers and more. The department has also scheduled fairs between June 17 and 27 in Atlanta, Dublin and in Augusta. Officials say a recruitment fair on June 26 at Ft. Gordon is open to military members only.