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Dodgers’ divorce drama could linger through season

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The question of who owns the Dodgers might not be resolved by the All-Star break, perhaps not by the end of the season.

The scheduled May 24 trial date was set aside by Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon on Tuesday morning. Gordon said he would meet with lawyers representing Frank and Jamie McCourt on March 30 to determine a new trial date.

A hearing on spousal support is scheduled for March 29-30, but Gordon suggested that proceeding might last longer than two days, given in part that Jamie McCourt’s initial filing for that hearing included more than 1,400 pages. If the hearing did extend beyond two days, Gordon said it would resume May 24.

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Lawyers for Jamie McCourt asked Gordon to delay the trial until October, citing the complexity of the case and the delays in obtaining documents. Lawyers for Frank McCourt opposed any delay, saying there was no reason both sides could not be prepared by May.

-- Bill Shaikin


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