Baseball trial proceedings to begin
Familyâ€™s lawsuit alleges Elburn sports organization was negligent
by Keith Beebe
ELBURNâ€”The pretrial conference in a lawsuit against the Elburn Baseball and Softball organization is set for Friday, July 9, with Kane County Circuit Court Judge Stephen Sullivan presiding.
The lawsuit, which Daryl and Wendy Kemp of Elburn filed in the Kane County Circuit Court in April 2009, claims the nonprofit baseball league neglected to provide proper supervision during an April 21, 2008, practice that resulted in Kempâ€™s 11-year-old son being hit on the hand with a bat swung by a teammate.
The lawsuit claims the boy suffered scarring, disfigurement, emotional distress and inability to live a normal life as a result of his injury. The Kemps are seeking in excess of $50,000 to cover damages, medical expenses and court costs.
Baseball Association Secretary Pete LaSalle declined to comment on the lawsuit. Daniel J. Kordik, the Kempâ€™s attorney, did not respond to phone calls from the Elburn Herald this week.
Elburn Baseball and Softball is an organization that is entirely volunteer-based.