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Jamie McCourt may be on her way to getting half of the Dodgers

Sep 21, 2010, 3:36 PM EDT

The nuances of the dispute between Frank and Jamie are kind of technical inasmuch as they involve the operation and effect of a legal document governing the McCourts’ assets, Dodgers included.

But one thing that makes things simple is when the lawyer who drafted the thing testifies under oath that he messed with the document after it was signed by the parties, changing it from one that split the Dodgers between Frank and Jamie to one that gave the team solely to Frank. Which is what happened in court this morning.  Read the L.A. Times’ account of the testimony. It’s brutal.

I’m obviously not following this thing filing-by-filing and exhibit-by-exhibit, but I have a hard time seeing how a judge can give legal effect to a document that a lawyer admitted under oath was fundamentally altered after its execution. And if he doesn’t, it means the Dodgers are joint property. Which means that, to finish off the divorce, either Frank or Jamie will have to buy the other one out.

And since they don’t have the cash for that, it would mean the team would have to be sold.

  1. BCTF - Sep 21, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    You don’t think she can handle the job you sexist pig

  2. Philip P - Sep 21, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    It is sad when this qualifies as the best news of the season for the Dodgers!

  3. YANKEES1996 - Sep 21, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Half of the Dodgers will not be the only thing she gets half of!

  4. Simon DelMonte - Sep 21, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    No, I think this can work. She gets the team on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, he on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For Sundays they use a random number generator, she gets odds and he gets evens.

  5. SparksALot - Sep 21, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    Oh thank god! Please let this happen and let this all be over. Someone, ANYONE, would be better than the current regime.

  6. Kiwicricket - Sep 21, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    How is your cat after you kicked it this morning?

  7. Kiwicricket - Sep 21, 2010 at 5:14 PM

    How is your cat after you kicked it this morning?

  8. avg joe - Sep 21, 2010 at 8:37 PM

    Wow. Not only unethical, but unapologetic.

  9. f*ck la - Sep 21, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    wow you are dumb(for a man or woman).

  10. BC - Sep 22, 2010 at 8:46 AM

    Which half does she get? A through M? Or N through Z?

  11. BC - Sep 22, 2010 at 8:50 AM

    Could the judge just halt the proceedings? Basically, boot Silverstein and have a do-over?

  12. mcsnide - Sep 22, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    But who gets holidays?

  13. Dustin84v - Sep 22, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    Jamie should get her share of the team value in this settlement. The Dodgers will show declining revenues over the next few years. Frank’s buy out will make a strong cash investment for Jamie’s portfolio.

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