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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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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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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.
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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.
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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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September 8, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
An attorney for Dodgers owner Frank McCourt dismissed a $1.2-billion bid for the team as a "publicity stunt," according to documents filed this week in Los Angeles Superior Court. McCourt remains steadfast in his intention not to sell the Dodgers, two people familiar with his thinking but not authorized to discuss it publicly said Thursday. McCourt received the $1.2-billion offer in an Aug. 30 letter from a group headed by Los Angeles Marathon founder Bill Burke and funded in large part by financial institutions owned by the Chinese government.
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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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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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May 19, 2006 | Peter Y. Hong and Ted Rohrlich, Times Staff Writers
A California appellate court ruled Thursday that billionaire Ronald W. Burkle did not trick his wife into signing a post-marital agreement that limited her divorce settlement to roughly $40 million. Janet E. Burkle, who married Ronald Burkle in 1974 and signed the agreement in 1997, challenged its validity, saying he had defrauded her into signing away her rights to perhaps as much as $1 billion.
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October 24, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
As Jamie McCourt vanished from the Dodgers' website, Frank McCourt charged his estranged wife with insubordination and inappropriate behavior in a letter firing her as the team's chief executive. The letter, signed by Frank McCourt on letterhead that identifies him as the Dodgers' owner, advises Jamie McCourt to contact team human relations personnel to arrange "a time and date to gather your personal belongings." The letter is dated Wednesday, the day the Dodgers were eliminated from the National League Championship Series in Philadelphia.
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