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Lawsuit Against Little League Player's Family Continues

Manchester boy being sued for errant warm-up throw that struck a spectator two years ago

A lawsuit filed against a Manchester family whose son threw an errant Little League throw that injured a spectator continues, said Bob Miglaccio, father to 13-year-old catcher Matthew.

Migliaccio, speaking on a Facebook page dedicated to the case, said he and his family want to thank everybody for supporting the family "throughout all of this."

"Sadly, at this point ,the suit continues, but we are confident of a positive outcome, hoping sooner rather than later," he said. "We'll do our best to keep you updated as things progress. Thanks for caring."

Matthew Migliaccio was 11 when his practice throw left the Manchester Little League field where he was warming up and struck Elizabeth Lloyd of Whiting in the face.

Two years later, Lloyd is suing the teen for $500,000, saying that she was assaulted and battered by the throw and has ongoing pain and anguish.

Support also has come through a Facebook group called "Stand up for Matthew Migliaccio," which has over 1,700 members. 

Migliaccio also  said that, since the incident, the family has received emails and phone calls from around the world.

"No child should have a sheriff show up at his front door to serve him papers for a frivolous lawsuit," reads the group's description.

Migliaccio said that he and his wife will refrain from publicly commenting on the Facebook group page.

ballyjduf December 21, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Really Patch digging up old news , nothing new really to report , why then ???
bhavaja December 21, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Get a life- if you're at a game to watch know the chances of this things occurring -
ballyjduf December 21, 2012 at 03:25 PM
bhavaja - do you know the odds - I dont think so . MLB odds Foul Balls/Game: 48.2 (excluding foul tips and bunts) Home Runs/Game: 1.03 Average Attendance/MLB Game : 30,338 Odds of getting hit by a ball not in play in the game 0%
ed crowley December 21, 2012 at 04:58 PM
The Blueclaws may not be major league but this is how I caught a ball before game started.
John E December 23, 2012 at 04:38 AM
They have to put up a sign there. //WARNING CHILDREN AT PLAY-WATCH AT OWN RISK\\
Just another day December 23, 2012 at 10:16 PM
May all the bad imaginable come to this horrible women. Lets all hope that much deserved karma comes to Elizabeth Lloyd.
ballyjduf December 23, 2012 at 11:23 PM
what's your name " big mouth".. I have spoken .
ross kemp December 24, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Half the kids can't throw in a straight line and I doubt they could even generate the power required to cause any type of injury at all. Classic American culture of chasing the easy buck. The American dream at the expense of a child's future. This lady may have suffered an unfortunate accident, and if the boy is actually found liable, i would understand if the local population lost faith in their local justice and upped sticks. For someone to cheat a child like this is despicable behaviour, and what next? Shall we trawl through Americas funniest home videos and sue children for every incident involving hitting an adult? It is a joke
David Singh January 06, 2013 at 06:36 PM
You think that 11 year olds play major league baseball?
Ron Shirley April 17, 2013 at 06:21 AM
If i smash you in the face with a baseball will you be happy to pay your own medical bills? The boy will not pay a penny, either his parents homeowners insurance or league liability insurance will provide a lawyer and pay the verdict. You hurt someone, you need to pay!

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