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In suits over injuries, teams cite 'baseball rule'

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ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves want a court find the team not responsible for the injuries suffered by a 6-year-old girl who was struck by a foul ball.

The lawsuit was filed by a man who took his 6-year-old daughter to a 2010 game at Turner Field.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( ) reports that a ball struck the girl, fracturing her skull and causing a traumatic brain injury. Her family says the team should be held liable for not extending protective netting.

The Braves have asked the Georgia Court of Appeals to apply a so-called "Baseball Rule." The rule holds that if a stadium provides screening behind home plate and enough seats for fans who want to sit there, it cannot be held liable for balls and bats that strike fans.

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

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