L.A. Clippers Sale to Ballmer
To Proceed Over Sterling’s Protest

Aug. 4, 2014, 4:00 AM

The record $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer is headed toward completion without the consent of Donald Sterling, capping three months of controversy over the billionaire owner’s racist comments (In re Sterling Family Trust, Cal. Super. Ct., BP152858, tentative decision).

California Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas in Los Angeles July 28 issued a tentative decision that Shelly Sterling has sole authority to sell the National Basketball Association franchise to Ballmer. She had removed her husband of 58 years from control of the family assets based on the ...

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