Skip to comments.“Will Someone Please Represent Me?” Donald Sterling’s Looking for Lawyers
Posted on 05/07/2014 7:46:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Donald Sterling may be down, but hes not out and hes out looking for a law firm to help him sue the NBA, who are attempting to force him to sell the LA Clippers.
According to media reports the combative and controversial Clippers boss is preparing to sue the NBA and fight attempts to make him sell the lucrative franchise.
The reports are not entirely authoritative, coming from TMZ, but they are likely true given the nature of Donald Sterling, 80, and his humiliation over what has occurred in recent times. For him, the issue is of his own making but whether the NBA overstepped the mark in their punishment is a matter that may yet be decided in a court of law rather than the court of public opinion.
So who might he be looking to for legal help?
He has been eyeing several law firms including Los Angeles-based Glaser Weill and Quinn Emanuel and Urquhart.
The New York Daily News reports that Glaser Weil partner Patty Glaser is a Hollywood super lawyer who has repped other big-name clients, including Conan OBrian in his exit from NBC and Keith Olbermann in his fight with Current TV.
Her firm recently helped defend Paula Deen in a racially charged employment discrimination case in which the culinary queen admitted she used the N word.
Sterling, 80, also contacted the firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan to discuss retainment, TMZ reported.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Sunday he fully expects Sterling to dig in for a long, protracted fight.I think that he thinks that hes going to be the owner for a long time, that he wants to stay the owner, Garcetti said on CBS News Face the Nation, confirming he had spoken to Sterling after TMZ Sports released the racist rant.
Too bad, Johnny Cochran isn’t available...
What lawyer wouldn’t? Every freak and pervert gets a lawyer.
When’s the baby due?
it’s a basketball
Why Not?... sell it for an obscene amount of money...
He should sue that woman instead, for extortion & illegal taping.
Is that a basketball under his shirt, or is he about 8 months pregnant?
"Retain" is a verb. The noun is "retention."
Drag a bogus $5 bill through a trailer park and you could have a hundred ambulance-chasers on this case.
Get it tied up in the courts and Sterling could still be the owner of the Clippers for life. That’s probably his plan.
How about ‘Dewey, Cheatham, & Howe’?
Kalifornia is already looking into that.
If he dies before the League forces him to sell, his heirs save a boatload in taxes. He will not win if he fights this in court, but he can delay it. Long enough? Who knows?
Of course, what he saves the heirs in taxes may get eaten up if the heirs challenge his will and fight among themselves, as seems to happen in wealthy families.
There’ll be no taxes:
No Taxes If Sterling Is Forced to Sell
Looks more like a medicine ball....lol
That whore doesn’t have the kind of insurance the NBA is going to need when Sterling sues them for all kinds of everything. They are gonna need a lot of deep pocket E & O (errors and omissions) insurance like about 500 times what his team is worth. He may have signed a contract with some moral turpitude clause but he was illegally taped, end of story. When each side lawyers up and start talking, the conversation will be you can pay Sterling boat loads now or a world class settlement later. You have a choice. I say he will own the team till he dies.
I’m surprised Sterling hasn’t had Gloria Allred already deposing the other NBA owners about their sweet nothings to their mistresses, kept boys and S&M masters!
Not to get into the details of tax law, but the method outlined there would postpone (not eliminate) taxes if he sold the Clippers and bought another team. If he dies owning the Clippers, all of the gain between his original purchase and his death will never be taxed.
Sheesh....He was dying last week.