Shelly Sterling wins again in court
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The wife of former Clippers owner Donald Sterling can claim another victory in court.
A Los Angeles judge has ruled that Shelly Sterling is owed $2.6 million by a woman her husband showered with gifts. Sterling had claimed that money used to buy V. Stiviano a house, luxury cars and stocks was her community property.
Stiviano's lawyer had argued the gifts were made when Donald and Shelly Sterling were separated and that Shelly Sterling couldn't seek them from a third party.
The ruling comes nearly a year after Stiviano's recording of Donald Sterling making racially offensive remarks bounced him from the NBA and cost him team ownership.
Shelly Sterling worked out a sale of the team with Steve Ballmer last year, a deal that was completed after Donald Sterling tried to block it in court.