LA Clippers trial put on hold

LA Clippers trial put on hold

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 8: Shelly Sterling arrives with her attorney Pierce O'Donnell to Los Angeles Superior Court for the non-jury trial over whether Shelly Sterling has the authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers over the objections of her husband, Donald Sterling, on July 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Shelly Sterling claims that she has to right to sell the basketball team to former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion because her 80-year-old husband Donald Sterling, who has owned the Clipper for 33 years, is no longer mentally competent to manage his team and business empire. The NBA has fined Donald Sterling $2.5 million and banned him from the league for life for racist comments made in private.

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 10 at 6:53 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A trial that could determine the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers has been put on hold until after a deadline to conclude a $2 billion sale - but that expiration date could be extended.
    
A Los Angeles judge on Thursday said the case won't finish by Tuesday but will continue on July 21 because some lawyers for team owner Donald Sterling have personal plans.
    
Sterling is suing to block his wife's unilateral deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
    
Shelly Sterling testified Thursday that she made the deal with her husband's consent - then he changed his mind.
    
Ballmer's deal is due to expire next Tuesday but his lawyer, Adam Streisand, says there's a provision to extend that another month as long as progress is being made in court.

 

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