Jamie McCourt Asks Divorce Judge to Demand Immediate Sale of Dodgers
Jamie McCourt asked a judge to order her ex-husband and current Dodgers owner Frank to sell the team immediately in L.A. Superior Court today, according to MLB.com. Citing Frank McCourt's mismanagement of the organization and its finances, Jamie filed the motion in hopes to cash out before the team's value decreases any further.
"If MLB invokes its power to terminate the Dodgers franchise and sell the team, it is almost certain that Jamie and Frank will not receive the maximum value for these assets," Jamie McCourt said in her request. "Only a private sale controlled by Jamie and Frank under the court's supervision will result in the highest possible sales price."
Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon set a June 22 court date for hearings related to the matter, including Frank McCourt's request that a judge approve the Dodgers $3 billion television deal with Fox or that Gordon rules that Jamie McCourt has no say in the deal. Gordon is well-acquainted with the McCourt's history and the divorce proceedings, having presided over hearings since McCourt v. McCourt was filed in October 2009. In December, Gordon tossed a 2004 post-nuptial agreement that would have given Frank McCourt full ownership rights following the divorce.
Frank McCourt named Jamie CEO of the Dodgers organization before the 2009 season but fired her that October before the couple's divorce.
Lawyers on both sides expressed a willingness to negotiate a settlement in advance of the June 22 court date, according to Bloomberg News.