Donald Sterling's attorneys 'reviewing options' after Clippers' sale

Donald Sterling's attorneys 'reviewing options' after Clippers' sale

Donald Sterling’s attorneys are “reviewing options” Tuesday following Steve Ballmer completing his $2-billion purchase of the Clippers.

In an email, Maxwell Blecher said that the attorneys filed objections Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court to last month’s ruling that Shelly Sterling acted appropriately in agreeing to sell the Clippers to Ballmer.

Following those objections, Judge Michael Levanas signed his three-page final order in the case Tuesday morning. That cleared the path for Ballmer to finalize the deal.

“Expected [Levanas] would have granted short stay but he didn’t,” Blecher wrote.

A trip to an appellate court could be next. On Friday, Sterling’s attorneys petitioned an appellate court to grant a stay in the case and issue an order overturning a portion of Levanas’ ruling that makes an appeal all but impossible.

The appellate court rejected the request the same day because no final order had been issued.

“The petition is denied without prejudice to re-filing at the appropriate time in that presently there is nothing for this court to review,” the appellate court’s order said.

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