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Frank McCourt has a pretty spiffy malpractice suit heating up

Feb 7, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

Frank McCourt

Saw this coming since September:  Frank McCourt has fired his old law firm and his old law firm has hired its own law firm that specializes in defending legal malpractice suits.

This all the result of Jamie McCourt winning the battle over that marital property agreement that was supposed to have the Dodgers being Frank’s sole property but, because of some document switcheroo, ended up being held a nullity and the Dodgers rendered joint property of the McCourts.

As I said at the time, I believe Frank’s old lawyer when he says that he was just trying to make the replaced document conform to the couples’ wishes. A simple mistake and then a harmless fix, right?  But, sadly for him, Frank and his law firm, you can’t just go switching out legal documents like that. Or, at the very least you should destroy the old superseded version.*

The upshot of all of this is that, eventually, Frank is going to have help paying Jamie off to settle the divorce. Help from his old law firm in the form of a malpractice suit settlement.   I suppose that’s depressing on some level, but it could be worse.

*Note: that’s still wrong, but hey, at least no one is getting caught then!

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Feb 7, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    I never would have thought the Mets organization would trump this ownership debacle. I guess I should have never underestimated the shittitude the Mets carry on a day-to-day basis.

  2. monsieurbear - Feb 7, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    “the Dodgers rendered joint property of the McCourts”

    The marital property agreement has been found null. No court has yet ruled on whether the Dodgers are community property or separate property, not withstanding the marital property agreement.

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