Bill Cremer's 1992 Yates v. Chicago National League Ball Club case now a law school research project

"Blast From the Past" - Cremer Spina partner Bill Cremer is currently participating in a law student research project with Miami University Law School. The project involves an in depth study of a prior high profile case. Miami University law students were asked to select a high profile case that was of interest to them and conduct an intensive look into all aspects of the case. The student selected Yates vs the Chicago National League Ball Club. Yates was the first foul ball injury case involving a major league baseball team that went to verdict. Bill Cremer was lead trial counsel representing the Chicago Cubs in Yates. Bill is currently consulting with the law students sharing his experiences in defending the case including his trial strategies employed in the case. Yates was the first case which deviated from the well established rule of law that a ball park was not liable for injuries caused by the ball in play. Yates was decided in 1992.