News

Judge rejects Shelly Sterling’s request for injunction

Judge rejects Shelly Sterling’s request for injunction

CLIPPERS CONTROVERSY:In May, two physicians deemed that Donald Sterling, 80, was suffering from early Alzheimer's disease, which triggered a clause in the Sterling Family Trust that handed sole control of the Clippers to Shelly Sterling, seen here during the 2014 NBA playoffs with her attorney, if her husband was mentally unfit to handle the business. Photo: Associated Press

By Eric Kelsey

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A judge on Thursday rejected Shelly Sterling’s request for an injunction against her estranged husband, Donald Sterling, and his lawyers

The legal maneuver was the latest twist in a battle for control of the National Basketball Association franchise since Donald Sterling was banned for life from the league in April after private racist remarks he made were taped and leaked publicly.

Shelly Sterling has asked a probate court to confirm her as the controlling owner of the team after Donald Sterling promised to block the franchise’s sale to former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer for an NBA record $2 billion.

Shelly Sterling had sought the order to protect potential witnesses, such as physicians who would give testimony that Donald Sterling is not mentally fit enough to run the NBA team, as well as Shelly Sterling and her legal team at the July 7-10 trial.

In May, two physicians deemed that Donald Sterling, 80, was suffering from early Alzheimer’s disease, which triggered a clause in the Sterling Family Trust that handed sole control of the Clippers to Shelly Sterling if her husband was mentally unfit to handle the business.

(Reporting by Eric Kelsey in Los Angeles; Writing by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Eric Beech)

Recent Headlines

20 mins ago in Local

State Supreme court grants new trial for three men convicted in 2009 Sunnyside shooting

Fresh
court mallot

The state Supreme Court has thrown out the convictions of three men in what police called a gang-related shooting, saying among other things that their choice of music was not evidence of gang ties.

2 hours ago in Local

Seattle mayor decries sexist attacks to sports arena vote

Fresh
Seattle Supersonics forward Rashard Lewis, left, keeps the ball away from Portland Trail Blazers forward Viktor Khryapa, from Ukraine, during the second half of NBA basketball action in Portland, Ore., Friday Dec. 16, 2005. Lewis scored 37 points and pulled in seven rebounds to lead the Sonics in scoring as they beat Portland, 111-90.

Seattle's mayor and an investor have condemned sports fans' sexist attacks against the mostly female City Council after its vote sidetracked a proposed arena project aimed at luring back the NBA.

6 hours ago in Local

House sales and prices up in Whatcom County

generic house for sale

Sales were up last month, despite fewer homes available to sell.

13 hours ago in Local

Donald Trump is coming to Lynden

Chu7rJbUoAAbZay

Trump will be at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds on Saturday.

15 hours ago in Local

17 year-old boy charged with killing 17 year-old girl

gun

Witnesses say they heard an argument in the hallway before they heard gunshots.