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Feb 20, 2014

Dodger Stadium attackers plead guilty, immediately sentenced

One of the greatest tragedies played out at Dodger Stadium in recent years was recalled in a courtroom just miles away as two men pleaded guilty Thursday to a 2011 beating that left San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow brain-damaged and disabled.

Feb 22, 2012

Judge’s approval keeps Dodgers bankruptcy case on track

WILMINGTON, Del. — A bankruptcy judge has approved the disclosure statement outlining the Los Angeles Dodgers’ proposed bankruptcy reorganization plan. The judge’s approval came following a hearing in Delaware on Wednesday. The only creditor allowed to vote on the plan is LA Partners LLC, the parent company of LA Holdco LLC. Holdco, in turn, is […]

Jan 11, 2012

Judge OKs settlement between Dodgers, Fox Sports

WILMINGTON, Del. — A bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved a settlement between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Fox Sports that clears the way for a sale of the team. The settlement approved at a hearing in Delaware ends a contentious legal battle between the ball club and Fox. Under the settlement, the Dodgers are giving […]

Dec 27, 2011

Del. judge explains reasoning in Dodgers bankruptcy case

WASHINGTON — A U.S. District Judge in Delaware says a bankruptcy judge erred in freeing the Los Angeles Dodgers from provisions of its current Fox Sports TV contract. U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark released a 33-page ruling Tuesday explaining his reasoning after he issued an order last Friday to halt the Dodgers’ plans to sell […]

Dec 12, 2011

Judge says Fox may be able to depose MLB exec in Dodgers bankruptcy case

DOVER, Del. — A judge says Fox Sports may get to question Major League Baseball executive Rob Manfred as it tries to have the Los Angeles Dodgers bankruptcy dismissed. But the judge told Fox attorneys Monday they need to try to get documents and depositions from the Dodgers before turning to the league. He did […]

Nov 18, 2011

Judge to weigh delaying hearing on Dodgers sale

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware bankruptcy judge is set to hear arguments on a request by Fox Sports to delay consideration of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ plan to sell media rights to future games. Fox contends that the planned media rights sale violates an existing contract giving it television rights through 2013 and priority in […]

Oct 31, 2011

Law blog roundup

Happy Halloween! Here’s a few legal items to chew on until the trick or treatees arrive. Former Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar may have revealed too much. Federal prosecutors oppose delay in the “Fatal Vision” case. Will the victim be blamed in Dodgertown? Billionaires, with barristers, battle in Britain. Power Rangers protect (intellectual) property.

Oct 4, 2011

Judge appoints mediator in Dodgers bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. — The judge presiding over the Los Angeles Dodgers bankruptcy case has formally appointed a mediator, who is charged with trying to get the team and Major League Baseball to settle their differences over a reorganization plan for the Dodgers. Joseph Farnan Jr., a retired federal district judge in Delaware, has been working […]

Sep 28, 2011

Fox Sports enters Dodgers court saga with lawsuit

DOVER, Del. — Fox Sports fired the latest salvo in the tug of war between Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball in a lawsuit against the troubled franchise. In a filing late Tuesday, Fox Sports Net West asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge to reject any proposed sale of the Dodgers’ television […]

Aug 17, 2011

Dodgers CFO testifies at creditors meeting

WILMINGTON, Del. — The chief financial officer for the Los Angeles Dodgers says the organization made no payments or loans to team owner Frank McCourt in the two years before the club’s bankruptcy filing. Peter Wilhelm also said Wednesday that McCourt contributed $23.5 million to the Dodgers in the 90 days prior to the bankruptcy. […]

Aug 16, 2011

Dodgers vendor won’t get quick contract decision

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware bankruptcy judge has denied a request by a Dodger Stadium souvenir vendor to force the Los Angeles Dodgers to decide quickly whether the team will maintain its contract. Facility Merchandising Inc. argued that before it makes any more royalty payments to the Dodgers for this year and inventory purchases for […]

Jul 20, 2011

Delaware judge weighs Dodger bankruptcy financing

WILMINGTON, Del. — The Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball squared off in a Delaware bankruptcy court Wednesday as the team sought court approval of a $150 million financing arrangement that MLB is challenging with a financing offer of its own. After hearing about eight hours of testimony and arguments, the judge told attorneys […]

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