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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sterling Case Halted

SterlingAs I have previously discussed, Shelly and Donald Sterling were scheduled to have their day in probate court yesterday. However, Donald’s move to try to remove the case to a Federal district court postponed proceedings. Donald is claiming that he had given his wife his consent to negotiate the sale of the Clipper’s, but that she was to maintain a stake, but the deal she negotiated was for a complete sale of the team. Donald is further arguing that his privacy was violated by Shelly under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and thus the case should be removed to Federal court to deal with that Federal statute.

See James Rainey, Tension Between Shelly and Donald Sterling Plays Out in Court Papers, LA Times, July 7, 2014.

Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.

See Eric Kelsey, Trial Over $2 bln Clippers Sale Waits on Federal Ruling, Reuters, July 7, 2014.

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.


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