Statement of Pierce O’Donnell, Attorney for Shelley Sterling
“The Federal judge’s dismissal of Donald Sterling’s lawsuit against the NBA, his wife Shelley, and two doctors puts a merciful end to his quixotic litigation campaign over the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers for the record-shattering price of $2 billion. With all of his other lawsuits dismissed, this is the final chapter. Ironically, Donald, in defeat, is the beneficiary of $2 billion, secured by Shelley in her courageous battle in doing the right thing to protect her family and ensure that her beloved tea would be sold to a conscientious owner who would take the team to the next level of excellence.”m would be sold to a conscientious owner who would take the team to the next level of excellence.”
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One of the comments of the judge in his ruling to dismiss the case: “Arguably, all state claims based on the NBA’s use of the recording are legally deficient because the recording by Stiviano had already been made public and the NBA has the right to use public materials in its private proceedings.”