April 2, 2005 |
A state judge dismissed San Diego Padres owner John Moores and other former directors of Peregrine Systems Inc. from a lawsuit that alleges insider trading and breach of fiduciary duty at the software company. San Diego Superior Judge Joan M. Lewis said California law did not apply to the insider trading allegations because Peregrine was incorporated in Delaware.
November 10, 2009 |
Mark Cuban, the high-profile owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, said today he would consider adding the Dodgers to his portfolio. As the unusually public Dodgers' divorce saga plays out, Cuban said he has heard from many Dodgers fans appealing to him to buy the team. "More than I can count," Cuban wrote in an e-mail. Frank McCourt contends he is the sole owner of the Dodgers and insists the team is not for sale. Jamie McCourt contends she is a co-owner, and her lawyer has said she has lined up financing for a possible bid to buy out her estranged husband.
August 17, 2012 |
In a quick vote Thursday, Major League Baseball owners approved the sale of the Padres to a group that includes Kevin and Brian O'Malley , sons of former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley . Commissioner Bud Selig announced the endorsement after the end of the owners meetings in Denver. Under the deal, the group will buy the franchise from owner John Moores for about $800 million. The sale will close by Aug. 31. Ron Fowler , a businessman in San Diego, will become the executive chairman.
August 21, 1999 |
John Moores, owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, has approached the NFL about returning a team to Anaheim, a league official said Friday. Irvine Mayor Christina Shea has promoted a portion of the El Toro Marine Base as an ideal site but Moores apparently has not discussed the Irvine location with the league. "We have had conversations with Mr. Moores," NFL spokeswoman Leslie Hammond said. "The conversations were about Anaheim, not Irvine."
December 10, 1998 |
John Moores feared this was coming. The software and real estate magnate who owns the San Diego Padres had cautioned that the Dodgers could become the "monster to the north" if sold to Rupert Murdoch, given his economic and global resources. Now, Moores believes Murdoch's ownership has contributed to baseball's serious payroll and revenue disparities.
January 21, 1998 |
Saying the purchase of the Dodgers would give Rupert Murdoch "the opportunity for considerable mischief," San Diego Padre owner John Moores indicated Tuesday he is "inclined to vote against" the proposed sale. "I would emphasize the word 'inclined' because to this point, we have not been presented any information, absolutely zero information [on the sale and how Murdoch would operate the team], but you have to be concerned when you have a fellow like Murdoch involved," Moores said by phone.