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“Will Someone Please Represent Me?” Donald Sterling’s Looking for Lawyers
Lawfuel ^ | May 6, 2014 | The Editors

Posted on 05/07/2014 7:46:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Donald Sterling may be down, but he’s not out and he’s 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 O’Brian 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 he’s 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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: basketball; california; clippers; donaldsterling; donsterling; losangeles; losangelesclippers; naacp; nba; racism; rochellesterling; sports; vanessastiviano
John Edwards? Jacoby & Meyers?
1 posted on 05/07/2014 7:46:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too bad, Johnny Cochran isn’t available...


2 posted on 05/07/2014 7:47:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


3 posted on 05/07/2014 7:48:08 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

What lawyer wouldn’t? Every freak and pervert gets a lawyer.


4 posted on 05/07/2014 7:49:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: JoeProBono

When’s the baby due?


5 posted on 05/07/2014 7:56:44 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

it’s a basketball


6 posted on 05/07/2014 7:57:36 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why Not?... sell it for an obscene amount of money...


7 posted on 05/07/2014 8:06:42 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He should sue that woman instead, for extortion & illegal taping.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 8:09:35 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: JoeProBono

Is that a basketball under his shirt, or is he about 8 months pregnant?


9 posted on 05/07/2014 8:25:22 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lisa Blue.


10 posted on 05/07/2014 8:26:29 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sterling, 80, also contacted the firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan to discuss retainment, TMZ reported.

"Retain" is a verb. The noun is "retention."

11 posted on 05/07/2014 8:26:52 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Drag a bogus $5 bill through a trailer park and you could have a hundred ambulance-chasers on this case.


12 posted on 05/07/2014 8:27:21 PM PDT by 867V309 (GOPe? NOPe!)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Get it tied up in the courts and Sterling could still be the owner of the Clippers for life. That’s probably his plan.


13 posted on 05/07/2014 8:32:54 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about ‘Dewey, Cheatham, & Howe’?


14 posted on 05/07/2014 8:34:02 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: MoochPooch

Kalifornia is already looking into that.


15 posted on 05/07/2014 8:34:59 PM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: luvbach1
Get it tied up in the courts and Sterling could still be the owner of the Clippers for life. That’s probably his plan.

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.

16 posted on 05/07/2014 8:39:23 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

There’ll be no taxes:

No Taxes If Sterling Is Forced to Sell
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3152855/posts


17 posted on 05/07/2014 8:45:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: dontreadthis

Looks more like a medicine ball....lol


18 posted on 05/07/2014 9:01:59 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: MoochPooch

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.


19 posted on 05/07/2014 9:21:08 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


20 posted on 05/07/2014 9:31:42 PM PDT by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.r)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There’ll be no taxes: No Taxes If Sterling Is Forced to Sell

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.

21 posted on 05/08/2014 7:28:10 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sheesh....He was dying last week.


22 posted on 05/08/2014 7:29:54 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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