The New York Mets have settled with a woman whose back was broken when another fan tumbled onto her in the stands in the former Shea Stadium, court records show.
Ellen Massey's case against the Mets, a beer concessionaire and the plummeting spectator was settled last month, according to court records. Court files don't detail the terms. Massey lawyer Joshua D. Kelner and Brian O'Connor, who represented falling fan Timothy Cassidy, would say only that the case was ''resolved.'' Mets lawyer Carla Varriale declined to comment.
Cassidy plummeted onto Massey from about five rows of seats above her during the Mets' 2007 opening day game against the Philadelphia Phillies, according to court papers and her lawyers. Massey, an attorney herself, was hospitalized with spinal injuries for about two weeks, her attorneys said.
Massey said the 200-pound-plus Cassidy was noticeably drunk and punchy - slurring the cheer ''Let's go, Mets!'' and trying to start fights with other fans in the stands ...