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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ownership of Dodgers

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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I will be glad for the Dodgers' fans whenever they get this dark chapter in their history done and behind them so that they can move forward. I understand that the McCourt's never planned for their divorce to turn so contested, and they never planned to give the Dodgers' franchise such a big black eye, but the team was horrible this season and at one point during the summer months, Mr. McCourt had to call in some favors in order for team to make payroll. Again, I will be glad for the Dodgers' fans whenever they get this dark chapter done and over with so that they can move forward.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyer | Sep 27, 2011 5:28:52 PM

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