Tuesday, September 27, 2011
From the Los Angeles Times:
Frank and Jamie McCourt expect to settle their divorce -- and with it the question of who owns the Dodgers -- in a trial during the 2012 baseball season.
The trial is expected to start next spring or summer and last 30 to 45 days, a timetable set forth by attorneys on both sides after a hearing Wednesday at Los Angeles Superior Court.
Frank McCourt claims sole ownership of the Dodgers, and ex-wife Jamie claims half-ownership. It is unclear when the Dodgers will emerge from federal bankruptcy protection, and the team has funding to operate until well into next season.
Although Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon could decide ownership of the team before the bankruptcy proceedings end, he emphasized Wednesday that "the ultimate question of the disposition of the Dodgers" would need to wait for a resolution in Bankruptcy Court.
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