Testimony in the probate court trial between Donald and Shelly
The Alzheimer’s disease expert from the
"My impression was … there is a stress in the relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Sterling," said Cummings, who wasn't present for the exam.
The testimony in Los Angeles Superior Court elicited a stream of objections from Shelly Sterling's attorneys and exasperated Judge Michael Levanas. The judge repeatedly expressed skepticism at the testimony's relevance because both parties agreed before the trial that Donald Sterling's mental capacity wouldn't be contested. That meant that topics such as Cummings' exam of Donald Sterling last month that declared him mentally fit were off limits.
"I don't have any idea how this is going to help me make a decision in this case," Levanas said before Cummings was excused from the stand.
Donald Sterling's attorneys had left open the possibility of recalling Shelly Sterling to testify Wednesday, but didn't do so.
Instead, they stopped after calling just two witnesses in the case that could decide the fate of the $2-billion bid to purchase the
Donald Sterling’s attorneys also tried to introduce Shelly Sterling’s lawsuit against
Post-trial briefs from the parties are due Thursday, with closing arguments scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday.