Teenager Sues Cardinals

9 years 2 months 5 days ago November 11, 2007 Nov 11, 2007 Sunday, November 11 2007 Sunday, November 11, 2007 10:21:10 AM CST in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - An Illinois teenager is suing the Cardinals, claiming she was ostracized at school after a crude comment about her appeared on the Busch Stadium scoreboard. The message appeared during a program that allows fans to post text messages with their cell phones. According to the lawsuit, the teenager was at a game with her high school in May 2006 when a female classmate sent a message saying the she -QUOTE- "has an STD! Eww!" The girl, who was 16 at the time, is identified in the lawsuit only by her initials, A.B. She says she never had a sexually transmitted disease. The suit was filed Wednesday in St. Louis Circuit Court. A Cardinals' attorney says the incident stems from a high school rivalry. The suit accuses the Cardinals of negligence in allowing a defamatory statement to be published. The girl is seeking damages in excess of $25,000, plus legal fees.

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