A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling’s mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner.
The former co-owner of the Los Angeles Clippers will have her day in court against the woman she says lured her husband into an affair that led to the sale of their team.
Beverly Hills police were called to the home of Donald Sterling after his wife Shelly reported a burglary, but found no crime.
When Shelly Sterling was approached by Steve Ballmer about buying the Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in short order she convinced him the team was worth an unprecedented $2 billion.
A petition filed by Donald Sterling’s attorneys seeking writ relief was denied late Friday evening by an appellate court.
A judge tentatively ruled Monday Shelly Sterling acted properly in removing her husband as a director of the family trust that owns the Los Angeles Clippers.
Outside the courtroom, CBS2’s Randy Paige said both sides are confident of a victory.
Embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling has launched another lawsuit against the NBA, marking his third current legal battle.
As the Los Angeles Clippers ownership trial continued, a witness testified on Monday that owner Donald Sterling’s actions may cost his family hundreds of millions of dollars.
Testimony was brief Monday in the trial of Shelly Sterling’s lawsuit seeking approval to sell the Los Angeles Clippers despite the objections of her husband, Donald.
“Donald is stalling, stalling, stalling,” said Shelly’s attorney Pierce O’Donnell Friday.
“His biggest concern was to stop the sale of the team by the league,” she testified.
The idea Shelly could run the company, in his words, “is ludicrous.”
Donald Sterling testified Tuesday afternoon in the trial over whether his wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers, and his frustration became apparent on the stand.
A federal judge Monday rejected an attempt by lawyers for Donald Sterling to have the legal battle over his wife’s authority to sell the Clippers moved to U.S. District Court.