McCourts to meet as early as Friday

Updated: September 22, 2010, 3:18 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The Associated Press has learned that divorce lawyers for Frank and Jamie McCourt are planning to go into mediation as soon as Friday over who owns the Los Angeles Dodgers.

A person familiar with the case who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about settlement discussions told the AP late Tuesday that the two sides would meet in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Friday.

Last month, Frank McCourt's attorney Steve Susman said his client had offered Jamie McCourt an extremely generous amount of money but refused to disclose the figure.

Jamie McCourt contends that she deserves a part of the team, while Frank McCourt argues that he is the team's sole owner.

The mediation talks were first reported by Yahoo Sports.


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