Shelly Sterling Claims Momentum in Trial vs. Donald

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling, right, sits with his wife Rochelle during the first half of the Clippers' NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Shelly Sterling, the wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse for a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Shelly Sterling, the wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse for a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

David Leon Moore, USA TODAY

 

LOS ANGELES (USA Today)—Donald Sterling’s combative, rambling proclamations on the witness stand — and his vulgar outburst off the stand — have drawn the most attention here in the probate trial that could determine whether his wife, Shelly, can go through with her proposed $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

But Shelly and her lawyers continue to build momentum in the case.

The trial was in recess last week because of scheduling conflicts with the judge and the lawyers.

But Judge Michael Levanas ruled in favor of Shelly’s side Friday in two areas.

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