Jury returns verdict vs. Clips owner

This is a ALL-Clipper website so here is some news on Donald Sterling. I’ve personally met him and interviewed him back in 2008. He made it clear to me he is a smart business man but if he had to say his biggest flaw was how he ran the Los Angeles Clippers franchise. It takes a man to admits his flaws. He’s been doing a great job for years now. Unfortunately he continues to be in trouble with the law. Is it him or his employees?

A jury has returned a $17.3 million verdict against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in a lawsuit by an actress who lost most of her belongings in a fire at a West Hollywood apartment building he owns.

City News Service says the jury awarded $15 million in punitive damages to Robyn Cohen on Tuesday in her breach-of-contract and emotional distress lawsuit. The panel awarded her $2.3 million in general damages on Monday.

She sued Sterling over a 2009 fire caused by an electrical problem. She said a fire alarm horn and a dozen smoke detectors in the building weren’t working.

Sterling’s attorney argued that the fire detection system worked well enough to alert the manager, who got tenants to leave. Other tenants also sued but settled before trial.

VIA: Associated Press

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