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Lawyer focuses on disparity of Frank and Jamie McCourt's separate assets

September 1, 2010 | 11:45 am

An attorney for Jamie McCourt focused Wednesday on the disparity in the value of the separate assets held by her and her husband, Frank McCourt.

The McCourts are battling it out in Superior Court in downtown Los Angeles over who owns the Dodgers. Frank, who says he is the sole owner of the team, began his testimony Tuesday afternoon.

On the third day of the couple's divorce trial, Jamie's attorney, David Boies, displayed a February 2004 financial statement in which Frank listed his net worth at $381 million.

In documents filed with Major League Baseball at the time of the 2004 purchase of the Dodgers, Frank listed the value of Jamie's separate property as "in excess of $50 million."

Under questioning in the trial, Frank listed the total net worth of Jamie's assets as between $65 million and $75 million and testified he had never advised Jamie to think twice about signing an agreement that would have magnified that disparity by making the Dodgers Frank's sole property.

-- Bill Shaikin at L.A. County Superior Court