Sterling Sues Wife, NBA
For Fraud in $2 Billion Team Sale

July 28, 2014, 4:00 AM

Donald Sterling accused his wife and the National Basketball Association of fraud in a new lawsuit over the proposed $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer (Sterling v. Sterling, Cal. Super. Ct., BC552470, complaint filed).

Sterling alleges in a complaint filed July 22 that he’s the sole shareholder of LAC Basketball Club Inc., the corporation that owns the Clippers, and that his wife can’t sell the team to Ballmer without his consent. He asked for a judge to “freeze” the sale as well as for unspecified damages.

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