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The McCourts will resume settlement discussions this week

Sep 22, 2010, 8:50 AM EDT

Between Jamie McCourt’s dumb act — at least I hope it’s an act — and the testimony that lawyers working on the critical post-nuptial agreement substituted exhibits to the thing all willy-nilly, it’s safe to say that no one has any idea what the judge might ultimately do with the Dodgers. Jamie could get half the team. Or she could be made a ward of the state so as to prevent her from harming herself or others for that matter. Frank McCourt could walk away free and clear or he could have to pay the ex millions and then spend the next five years suing his old law firm. Chaos, really.

Which makes the news that the McCourts are going to resume settlement discussions the most sensible thing I’ve heard from these knuckleheads in a long, long time.  Any settlement would almost certainly involve Frank paying Jamie a significant amount of cash to go away, but it beats the alternatives if he were to lose: a forced team sale or an even larger buyout.

Of course, a settlement usually requires that both parties (a) be wary of the risks of pressing on; and (b) swallow their pride and walk away with a less-than-fulfilling result.  Whether these deluded, self-centered, materialistic Boomer poster children are capable of reaching a sensible, relatively unselfish solution is an open question, however, so let’s not declare this thing over quite yet.

  1. BC - Sep 22, 2010 at 9:11 AM

    Pay the cash and make her go away. Worked for me.
    Then again, I wasn’t worth 1,000,000,00000000 dollars to begin with, like McCourt is.

  2. Paper Lions - Sep 22, 2010 at 9:41 AM

    Is Frank worth anything? Doesn’t he owe more than he has and doesn’t he continue to rack up more debt with every passing day (whereas his assets are not increasing in value at the same pace). I’m sure he’ll walk away with millions as well as many assets, but only because his creditors aren’t paid in full.

  3. fordprefect - Sep 22, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Why would McParking lot consider that a problem?

  4. Xpensive Wino - Sep 22, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    Remember not that many moons ago when the Los Angeles Dodgers were the class and model franchise of Major League Baseball?
    Now they’re run by pigs like this.
    Nice.

  5. Kiwicricket - Sep 22, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Frank should Canseco for advice

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