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McCourts & Cos. end mediation talks over Dodgers -- at least for now

After 10 hours of mediation, Frank and Jamie McCourt and their lawyers left Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday evening without reaching a settlement, said Allan Parachini, the public information officer for the court.

"They are not meeting" Saturday, he said. "They will meet at a future date to be determined."

The parties are trying to resolve a divorce case in which the future of the Los Angeles Dodgers is at stake. If the McCourts do not reach a settlement, Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon would rule on the validity of a disputed 2004 agreement governing ownership of the team.

Frank has asked the court to uphold the agreement, which would leave him with sole ownership of the Dodgers. Jamie has asked the court to throw out the agreement, in which case the Dodgers would be considered community property and probably would be sold.

Trial will resume Monday,for its third and presumably final week.

-- Carla Hall at Los Angeles County Superior Court

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