Judge Approves Los Angeles Clippers $2 Billion Sale to Steve BallmerJuly 28, 2014 – Article
Despite Donald Sterling’s latest lawsuit filed last week to stop the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, the deal can proceed, a Los Angeles judge ruled Monday.
L.A. Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas rejected Sterling’s claims that his wife, Rochelle “Shelly” Sterling, had acted improperly in terminating him as co-trustee from the trust that owned the team, clearing the way for the $2 billion sale to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to move forward.
“Our team delivered an extraordinary result in a very short period of time, in a complex case that raised novel issues,” said Bob Baradaran, managing partner of Shelly Sterling’s legal team from Greenberg Glusker, in a statement given to TheWrap. “This ruling will enable our client to consummate the historic, $2 billion sale of the Clippers, which will benefit not only her, but the fans, players and entire Los Angeles sports community. Our hats go off to [litigator] Pierce [O’Donnell] and to the entire team.”
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