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Frank McCourt files objections to court ruling

December 22, 2010 |  4:59 pm

Frank McCourt on Wednesday asked a judge to consider reinstating the agreement that would have provided McCourt with sole ownership of the Dodgers.

On Dec. 7, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon threw out the agreement on grounds it did not conform to California law. The objections McCourt filed Wednesday are highly unlikely to persuade Gordon to change his mind, but they could be included among the grounds for a possible appeal.

McCourt also plans to ask for a new trial, this one to argue the Dodgers are his property because he bought them with a company formed before his marriage and because the team is held solely in his name.

McCourt's ex-wife, Jamie, argues that the Dodgers should be considered community property. She is exploring whether to form an investment group and offer to buy out Frank's interest in the Dodgers. Frank has insisted he does not plan to sell all or part of the team.

In Wednesday's filing, Frank's lawyers argued that Gordon could invalidate a key provision of the agreement without invalidating the entire agreement.

"Those arguments have been raised and already rejected," said Dennis Wasser, an attorney for Jamie.

-- Bill Shaikin