Ex-wife wants Dodger divorce settlement tossed

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 24, 2013 at 4:11 pm •  Published: April 24, 2013
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"I think we've demonstrated flat-out non-compliance," by Frank McCourt, Fields said.

Sacks said details about a future network were revealed but it wasn't listed as an asset because it didn't yet exist. He added Jamie McCourt could have chosen not to agree to the settlement but opted to go ahead.

"It's consistent with her risk-averse approach," Sacks said. "She took certainty. Frank took risk."

In testimony last week, Jamie McCourt said she was under the impression that she and her former husband were splitting the assets evenly.

"I was surprised I could have made such a huge mistake," she said.

The former couple's marriage was dissolved in October 2010, and less than a year later the Dodgers went into bankruptcy. McCourt's financial future was in question at the time, but the Dodgers' sale made him rich again.

Frank McCourt did not testify during the trial, but one of his attorneys took the stand and said the former baseball owner has paid more than $460 million in state and federal taxes relating to the sale of the Dodgers.

If Judge Scott Gordon tosses out the divorce settlement, then they could resume arguments over whether the Dodgers are community property under California law or whether Frank McCourt owned the team outright. Gordon previously ruled that a post-marital agreement giving Frank McCourt sole ownership of the Dodgers was invalid.

A ruling isn't expected until summer.