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(ESPN)   Donald Sterling may no longer be the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, but he is getting sued by a former employee who says the work environment was offensive   (espn.go.com ) divider line
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2014-06-03 07:05:58 PM  
Well, he's still technically the owner.  Banned from any activities involving the team, so the NBA basically reduced him to a silent partner.  Still owns the team, though.

/I know, I'm being pedantic
 
2014-06-03 08:02:22 PM  
Last call to board the money train!
 
2014-06-03 08:45:51 PM  
A Feast for Crows, indeed.

//Sterling was railroaded out
 
2014-06-03 08:48:47 PM  

The Maha Rushie: A Feast for Crows, indeed.

//Sterling was railroaded out


I wish someone had the decency to railroad me into $2 billion dollars before I died and left it to my family.
 
2014-06-03 08:57:22 PM  

"In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by multiple media outlets, Maiko Maya King alleges that she met Sterling in 2005, when she was married with two children, and was encouraged to leave her husband."


Now I ain't saying she's a gold digger, but she ain't messing with no broke owner.

 
2014-06-03 09:06:17 PM  

downstairs: Well, he's still technically the owner.  Banned from any activities involving the team, so the NBA basically reduced him to a silent partner.  Still owns the team, though.

/I know, I'm being pedantic


Since we're being all pedantic, he never actually owned the team, it was held in a trust. Which I'm pretty sure signed a legally binding agreement to sell the team to the rich farker and had Sterling's rights terminated because he's mentally incompetent.

Even pedantically, I think it's safe to say he doesn't own the team anymore.
 
2014-06-03 09:33:29 PM  

skinink: "In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by multiple media outlets, Maiko Maya King alleges that she met Sterling in 2005, when she was married with two children, and was encouraged to leave her husband."
Now I ain't saying she's a gold digger, but she ain't messing with no broke owner.


Let the money grab begin
 
2014-06-03 09:40:19 PM  

downstairs: Well, he's still technically the owner.  Banned from any activities involving the team, so the NBA basically reduced him to a silent partner.  Still owns the team, though.

/I know, I'm being pedantic


Technically, it is owned by a living trust controlled 50/50 with his long estranged wife.
 
2014-06-03 10:50:56 PM  
Good luck with that. Sterling has a very long history of being litigious. And he now has some extra cash in his pocket to fight some more.
 
2014-06-03 11:13:31 PM  
shouldn't she being suing the clippers?  they were her employer.  sterling was just a trustee...
 
2014-06-03 11:18:27 PM  
Where is the Upright Fark Brigade to defend his "Alzheimer's"?

Who really cares anyways? The NBA got what they wanted out of this. Drive their "exceptional race-relations" to the forefront, get positive media coverage and as a business, drive up the value of every other franchise in the league...who are also owned by many of Sterlings contemporaries.

I'm sure most of them subscribe to the "house negro" philosophy.

Don't trust no fox.
 
2014-06-03 11:18:46 PM  
Why on earth did Ballmer buy this outfit?  It is going to be nothing but lawsuits for the next eleventy years.

/ I know the reason why: artificial supply by the NBA
 
2014-06-03 11:24:17 PM  

lelio: Why on earth did Ballmer buy this outfit?  It is going to be nothing but lawsuits for the next eleventy years.

/ I know the reason why: artificial supply by the NBA


The lawsuits won't matter until there is only one suit remaining and someone has 5 seconds to drive to hoop for the win.
 
2014-06-03 11:25:39 PM  

Harry_Seldon: downstairs: Well, he's still technically the owner.  Banned from any activities involving the team, so the NBA basically reduced him to a silent partner.  Still owns the team, though.

/I know, I'm being pedantic

Technically, it is owned by a living trust controlled 50/50 with his long estranged wife.


Business partner. There's a reason she never actually filed for divorce.
 
2014-06-03 11:33:25 PM  

The Maha Rushie: A Feast for Crows, indeed.

//Sterling was railroaded out


The Feast doesn't start till the old man drops a deuce.
 
2014-06-03 11:35:39 PM  

A Fark Handle: shouldn't she being suing the clippers?  they were her employer.  sterling was just a trustee...


If he personally was responsible for the actions, he may be personally liable for them.
 
2014-06-03 11:44:09 PM  

fatalvenom: Where is the Upright Fark Brigade to defend his "Alzheimer's"?


Nobody was defending him at all
 
2014-06-04 12:56:38 AM  

skinink: "In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by multiple media outlets, Maiko Maya King alleges that she met Sterling in 2005, when she was married with two children, and was encouraged to leave her husband."
Now I ain't saying she's a gold digger, but she ain't messing with no broke owner.


Lots have sued before; all were met with countersuits and, because he had a hell of a lot more in reserve than any former employee, they all pretty much backed down. It's part of the privilege we afford wealthy people.

Suing now means a much better chance at a win since now no one's really into hearing this dude's bullsh*t.
 
2014-06-04 01:04:17 AM  

IAmRight: skinink: "In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by multiple media outlets, Maiko Maya King alleges that she met Sterling in 2005, when she was married with two children, and was encouraged to leave her husband."
Now I ain't saying she's a gold digger, but she ain't messing with no broke owner.

Lots have sued before; all were met with countersuits and, because he had a hell of a lot more in reserve than any former employee, they all pretty much backed down. It's part of the privilege we afford wealthy people.

Suing now means a much better chance at a win since now no one's really into hearing this dude's bullsh*t.


I'd love to have hordes of Clippers sue him for various civil rights violations. He'd lose, easily, and fark that guy.
 
2014-06-04 01:28:38 AM  
"I don't know, maybe that's too harsh. That shiat bothers me man. Dude, there is an epidemic of gold digging whores in this country, and every night I put on the news and I'm waiting for someone to address it. Every night, never see it, you know. Every night I bring up gold digging whores and the whole crowd pulls back like I'm up here talking about Bigfoot, right? Like I'm saying the moon is made out of cheese or something. I'm talking about whores, people; they're everywhere.

How many? How many more great men are going to get chopped in half before we do something? Why is it so quite in here?! God damn, I don't get it. What is it, as a woman do you think I'm calling you - I'm not calling any woman here a whore, okay. So don't pull back, that's not fair. If you brought up wife-beaters I wouldn't like pull back, I get it. There is guys hitting women, they need to be stopped. We got to understand that gold digging whores are the wife-beaters for men. Yeah, they are, except we don't have that Rihanna lumped up photo in the end. So it's not obvious, it's in the eyes, it's in the lines in your face. It's in Mel Gibson's high-pitch voice on the answering machine. 'I had to give up my Laker tickets!' Right? That is a sound of man being taken for everything he's got."
 
2014-06-04 05:21:43 AM  

praymantis: Good luck with that. Sterling has a very long history of being litigious. And he now has some extra cash in his pocket to fight some more.


At the same time, he's always been overly litigous. Now is the best chance to go after him, because the public is finally fully aware of just how bad of a racist douchebag slumlord he's been.

Yeah, maybe it's a money grab. But I don't doubt he crossed the line regarding labor laws. It's easier to bury small people under a mountain of legal maneuvers when you enjoy relative anonymity in the public eye.
 
2014-06-04 07:50:26 AM  

UNC_Samurai: praymantis: Good luck with that. Sterling has a very long history of being litigious. And he now has some extra cash in his pocket to fight some more.

At the same time, he's always been overly litigous. Now is the best chance to go after him, because the public is finally fully aware of just how bad of a racist douchebag slumlord he's been.

Yeah, maybe it's a money grab. But I don't doubt he crossed the line regarding labor laws. It's easier to bury small people under a mountain of legal maneuvers when you enjoy relative anonymity in the public eye.


True but companies do it all the time in front of the public and it works. They may settle out of court after years of battling his army of lawyers.
 
2014-06-04 10:04:28 AM  

Neeek: A Fark Handle: shouldn't she being suing the clippers?  they were her employer.  sterling was just a trustee...

If he personally was responsible for the actions, he may be personally liable for them.


and i guess for once the deep pockets might not be the corporation, though the clippers are doing just fine now...
 
2014-06-04 01:28:22 PM  

lelio: Why on earth did Ballmer buy this outfit?  It is going to be nothing but lawsuits for the next eleventy years.


So, it is kind of like running Microsoft.
 
2014-06-04 05:56:27 PM  

js34603: downstairs: Well, he's still technically the owner.  Banned from any activities involving the team, so the NBA basically reduced him to a silent partner.  Still owns the team, though.

/I know, I'm being pedantic

Since we're being all pedantic, he never actually owned the team, it was held in a trust. Which I'm pretty sure signed a legally binding agreement to sell the team to the rich farker and had Sterling's rights terminated because he's mentally incompetent.

Even pedantically, I think it's safe to say he doesn't own the team anymore.


Ahhhh... OK.  I didn't know that.
 
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