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Breaking: Judge rules for Jamie McCourt; the Dodgers are community property

Dec 7, 2010, 12:12 PM EDT

McCourt Divorce Trial Continues With Ownership Of Dodgers In Contention Getty Images

The Judge in the McCourt divorce case has ruled.  The post-nuptial agreement entered into between Frank and Jamie McCourt is invalid. Jamie wins. The Dodgers are community property.

Frank has made every indication that he’s going to appeal, but this is a huge, huge win for Jamie McCourt.  If the appeal is unsuccessful, it likely means that a sale of the Dodgers is inevitable. That is, unless one of the McCourts can afford to buy out the other, which seems highly unlikely.

I haven’t read the judge’s decision yet. It’s apparently 100 pages long. I’ll try to track it down and take a look at it sometime today.

UPDATE: The decision won’t be released until 4:30 PM Eastern today.

  1. Jason @ IIATMS - Dec 7, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Remember the old Eddie Murphy bit (when he was, you know, funny):

  2. Jonny 5 - Dec 7, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    The best thing that can happen, is these morons have to sell the Dodgers to non- idiots…
    The best thing that can happen, is these morons have to sell the Dodgers to non- idiots…
    The best thing that can happen, is these morons have to sell the Dodgers to non- idiots…
    The best thing that can happen, is these morons have to sell the Dodgers to non- idiots…
    The best thing that can happen, is these morons have to sell the Dodgers to non- idiots…
    The best thing that can happen, is these morons have to sell the Dodgers to non- idiots…
    The best thing that can happen, is these morons have to sell the Dodgers to non- idiots…
    The best thing that can happen, is these morons have to sell the Dodgers to non- idiots…

    And that went on for 100 pages…

    • hep3 - Dec 7, 2010 at 12:30 PM

      Too bad it will probably be the idiot Bud Selig picking the next idiot, too.

    • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Dec 7, 2010 at 12:31 PM

      Poor Bart Simpson. Now Principal Skinner is punishing him by making him write legal documents.

  3. apbaguy - Dec 7, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    Purely from an entertainment perspective, this is a great result. I don’t know that the judge bought Jamie’s act that she was naive and unschooled in legal procedure. But how do you get around Frank’s lawyer trying to sneak a key document into an agreement?

    Yet The Dodgers continue to make deals, as long as they aren’t completely hamstrung, the ownership show can go on.

  4. jdmcmill - Dec 7, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    His money, he made and he bought the team but she gets half. Love the divorce laws in this country such b–sh-t. Compensation should be proportional to the contribution, at a minimum.

    • Old Gator - Dec 7, 2010 at 12:53 PM

      When plaintiff and defendant are equally assholes, the law is clear: she still gets half the team.

    • wonkypenguin - Dec 7, 2010 at 1:14 PM

      He also chose to get married. And obviously had very poor foresight with regards to how screwed he could possibly get.

    • clydeserra - Dec 7, 2010 at 3:30 PM

      If it were his money, it would be separate property and there would not be a challenge.

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