Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error A judge has ruled that San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow, beaten outside Dodger Stadium by hometown fans nearly four years ago, is not entitled to a retrial of his allegations against former team owner Frank McCourt, court papers obtained Friday show. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Victor Chavez issued his ruling Wednesday. He heard arguments Jan. 9 and took the issue under submission. On July 9, a jury awarded roughly $18 million in damages to Stow, who was beaten into a coma outside Dodger Stadium on March 31, 2011. But after a lengthy deliberation, the panel found that only Los Angeles Dodgers LLC, the business entity created by McCourt when he owned the team, and Stow’s two assailants were liable. The panel exonerated McCourt of any culpability in the attack that left Stow, now 45, with permanent brain damage. Stow’s attorneys had asked Chavez to order a retrial of the part of the case against McCourt. They argued that Chavez wrongly excluded six key pieces of evidence, including a letter in which then-Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig accused McCourt of using club assets to pay his personal debts. They also said the jury should have been allowed to hear how much the Dodgers spent on security in 2011, evidence of McCourt’s divorce from his wife, Jamie, and the amount McCourt paid to acquire the Dodgers. Stow, a former paramedic from Capitola, was punched from behind by Louie Sanchez after the 2011 home opener between the Dodgers and their longtime rivals. Sanchez and fellow Rialto resident Marvin Norwood then kicked Stow, a father of two, after he fell to the ground. Stow’s attorneys maintained security was insufficient and that no officers or guards were present in parking lot 2 when Stow was attacked. They said Sanchez and Norwood should have been ejected from Dodger Stadium hours earlier for unruly behavior and that more uniformed security at the stadium could have deterred their misconduct. But McCourt’s attorneys said the team spent more money on opening day security in 2011 than in previous years and that the attack on Stow happened so fast, security personnel would have had to have been right there as it developed in order to prevent it. Sanchez, 32, and Norwood, 34, pleaded guilty in January 2014 to carrying out the attack on Stow and were sentenced to eight- and four- year terms, respectively.