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Judge rejects Donald Sterling on all points

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Donald Sterling earlier in the case.

Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas ruled this afternoon that Shelly Sterling remains in charge of the Sterling family trust and holds the power to sell the Clippers, rejecting challenges by Donald Sterling that his wife was part of a conspiracy to strip him of the team. The judge added a ruling that makes any appeal by Donald Sterling almost pointless. First, however, the judge will hear objections before making the ruling final. The ruling would clear the way for Shelly Sterling to carry out the sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

Associated Press, LA Times, Daily News


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