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Dodgers: Ownership issue far from decided

November 5, 2009 | 12:19 pm

Jamie Jamie McCourt's lawyer said today that he didn't expect arguments about who owns the Dodgers to be heard until sometime next year.

Jamie McCourt's request to be reinstated immediately as the Dodgers chief executive was denied in Superior Court today, and her attorney, Dennis Wasser, said his client was concerned about the direction the team was headed in her absence.

"Of course she’s concerned," Wasser said. "She is an owner of the team. She’s very concerned. This lady eats, lives, breathes Dodgers. She has always wanted to be an owner of the team. Besides her children, it’s the most important thing in her life. Of course she’s concerned about the direction of the Dodgers."

But Wasser said he was pleased that the Dodgers were removed as a participant for the case, meaning that only Frank and Jamie McCourt's lawyers will be arguing the case.

A hearing to determine the amount of spousal support Jamie McCourt will receive is scheduled for Dec. 15.

Frank McCourt's family law attorney, Manley Freid, expressed regret that his client's divorce proceedings were unfolding in such a public manner.

"It’s not something that Mr. McCourt wanted," Freid said. "But we didn’t have much choice because information got out, and we had to respond to it."

-- Dylan Hernandez

Photo: Jamie McCourt. Credit: Kirby Lee / US Presswire