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McCourt divorce: Grilling of Boston lawyer continues

September 22, 2010 | 10:53 am

An attorney for Jamie McCourt continued Wednesday to skewer the beleaguered Boston lawyer who drafted a marital property agreement at the heart of Jamie and Frank McCourt's divorce trial.

The McCourts' divorce trial is being held in Los Angeles Superior Court, where attorney Larry Silverstein acknowledged Tuesday that he changed a key word in the agreement after both had signed the document and without informing either one.

He substitued language that could determine whether the L.A. Dodgers are Frank McCourt's alone or property he shares with his estranged wife.

On Wednesday, attorney David Boies asked Silverstein why he chose not to send the couple an e-mail from a Califronia lawyer noting that if the McCourts ever challenged the agreement, "the fact that you didn't have indepedent counsel would probably be reason to invalidate the agreement."

"You agree you got this warning?" Boies asked.

"I don't know if I would call it a warning," said Silverstein, who represented both McCourts when they signed the agreement.

-- Carla Hall at L.A. County Superior Court