Multiple outlets are reporting that Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas has ruled against Donald Sterling, and in favor of his estranged wife Shelly, in the longtime Clippers owner’s attempt to block the sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Per the AP (bold’s mine):
According to SI legal analyst Michael McCann, the judge invoked Sec. 1310(b), which means that any further legal action from Sterling could only result in monetary damages, and not a return of team ownership. Nevertheless, this still doesn’t feel completely over.
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