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The Sapporo District Court on Thursday ordered professional baseball team the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters and two other parties to pay around ¥41.9 million (about $350,000) in damages to a female spectator for failing to shield her from a foul ball.

The woman in her 30s sued the team, Sapporo Dome Co. and Sapporo city for their failure to prevent her from being hit by the foul ball, which resulted in her losing sight in her right eye, while she was in the infield stands during a game at Sapporo Dome in Hokkaido on Aug. 21, 2010.

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