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January 21, 2006 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
Billionaire investor Ronald W. Burkle's divorce records must be opened to the public, a state appeals court ruled Friday. The three-judge panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal said a recent state law that enabled Burkle to seal his records during a bitter divorce case with his wife, Janet, was unconstitutional. "Less restrictive means" than the statute are available to protect parties, the panel said, upholding an earlier Los Angeles Superior Court ruling.
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October 3, 1989 | LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writer
Cynthia Garvey, the ex-wife of former Dodger Steve Garvey, was ordered to county jail for five days Monday for violating a child visitation order. She was taken to Sybil Brand Institute, the county's overcrowded maximum-security jail for women, after Superior Court Judge Frances Rothschild found her guilty of 43 counts of contempt and ordered her to begin serving time immediately on the first count.
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May 7, 2010 | By Carla Hall and Victoria Kim
After months of legal wrangling and thousands of pages of court documents, a Superior Court judge on Friday ordered the Dodgers' Frank McCourt to pay $225,000 a month in temporary spousal support to his estranged wife, Jamie, and an additional $412,159 a month in costs associated with the seven residences in her name. The total of $637,159 in monthly support and real estate fees that L.A. County Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ordered Frank McCourt to pay fell short of the $988,845 that Jamie McCourt had requested to maintain her homes and her lifestyle.
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March 5, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
Frank and Jamie McCourt's divorce could become one of the costliest splits in California history, with attorneys and accountants commanding as much as $19 million in fees — more than the Dodgers will spend on their starting infield this season. Frank McCourt has estimated his "divorce-related expenses" at $5 million to $10 million, according to court filings. Jamie McCourt has estimated her expenses at $9 million — and asked that her estranged husband be ordered to pay them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1989 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
With a terse announcement and fond wishes for the future, California's most celebrated politics-and-show-business marriage came to divorce Friday, as expected. Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden, who announced their separation last February, declared jointly that they "amicably agreed to dissolve their marriage and have reached a settlement." Spokesman Stephen Rivers read a brief statement from the two: "The settlement agreement which they have reached is private.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1989 | LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writer
Cynthia Garvey, the ex-wife of former San Diego Padre star Steve Garvey, was ordered to jail for five days Monday for violating a child visitation order. She was taken to Sybil Brand Institute, Los Angeles County's crowded maximum-security jail for women, after Superior Court Judge Frances Rothschild found her guilty of 43 counts of contempt and ordered her to begin serving time immediately on the first count.
SPORTS
June 16, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
Frank and Jamie McCourt have until Friday morning to reach a divorce settlement, or Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon said he would declare the negotiations at impasse. Gordon initially declared an impasse late Thursday afternoon, at the end of the last of four scheduled mediation sessions, when an attorney for Frank McCourt said his client had agreed to a deal and the attorney for Jamie McCourt said there was no deal. After a brief meeting with both attorneys, Gordon agreed to give the parties one last chance to settle overnight.
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March 30, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
As the Dodgers play in Colorado during the final week of the regular season — perhaps trying to clinch their third consecutive National League West championship — Frank McCourt could be on a witness stand in Los Angeles. The trial to determine who owns the Dodgers will start Aug. 30, Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon ruled Tuesday. In balancing a crowded court calendar with the desire for a timely resolution of the Dodgers' divorce saga, Gordon selected 11 days for trial, scattered over the course of a month.
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December 9, 2009 | By Bill Shaikin
Frank and Jamie McCourt have "amicably resolved" the issue of how much money the Dodgers owner should pay to support his estranged wife for now, his lawyers said in a court filing Tuesday. The filing did not specify how the issue had been resolved. Jamie McCourt had asked for $488,000 per month in temporary spousal support. The "interim support" settlement would postpone a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, and clear one hurdle toward resolving the major legal question: Who owns the Dodgers?
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October 23, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has fired his estranged wife Jamie from her position as the team's chief executive, triggering what her attorney said would be an imminent legal response. "Jamie is disappointed and saddened by her termination," attorney Dennis Wasser said this afternoon. "As co-owner of the Dodgers, she will address this and all other issues in the courtroom." Wasser would not say whether Jamie McCourt would continue to occupy her office at Dodger Stadium. He said that would depend on the outcome of legal proceedings he expected to initiate "in the next couple weeks."
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