2 more plaintiffs added to safety netting suit vs MLB

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Lawyers for an Oakland Athletics season ticket-holder who sued Major League Baseball in July asking teams to extend protective netting at ballparks have filed an amended complaint detailing more alleged injuries and adding two more plaintiffs.

The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on July 13, a day ahead of the All-Star Game, against MLB and commissioner Rob Manfred. The revised suit was filed Thursday, ahead of the start of the World Series next week, and claims nearly 90 additional injuries have occurred since the suit originally was filed. It adds the 30 big league teams as defendants.

Gail Payne, who has been attending A's games since 1968, is original plaintiff in the suit, which seeks class-action status. MLB lawyers filed a motion on Oct. 2 asking U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti to dismiss the suit, saying she lacked standing because she had never been injured.

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