Judge denies delay in Donald Sterling case


The current Los Angeles Clippers owner is Donald T. Sterling, but Judge Michael Levanas denied Sterling’s request for a delay in the court hearing.

Sterling’s doctor who supposedly says he is able to run the team with good medical health can’t be present during next week’s trial due to previous professional obligations and travel plans.

The lawyer for Shelly Sterling stated after the hearing that Donald’s doctor was confident his client had followed the provisions of the trust and there was no grounds to argue she’d unduly influenced the doctor’s diagnoses as Donald Sterling had consented to allow her to negotiate the sale after both examinations had been performed. We will never know because that doctor won’t be present in the courtroom though reports state the judge won’t bring that in as a part of the trial.

In previously filed court documents, it was revealed that Donald Sterling submitted to CT and PET scans at Cedar’s Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles on May 16 and neurological examinations on May 19 and 22. On the same day he submitted to the second examination at his house, Donald Sterling sent a letter to the NBA informing them he’d consented to give his wife the authority to negotiate a sale of the team.

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