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Frank McCourt Gearing Up for Legal War with MLB

4/21/2011 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected with Frank McCourt tell TMZ ... the L.A. Dodgers owner has his lawyers preparing a case against Major League Baseball as well as Commissioner Bud Selig.

Frank McCourt

Sources familiar with the case tell us ... Frank's lawyers are researching and preparing legal docs so they can go to court and ask for a mandatory injunction, forcing the MLB and Selig to reinstate McCourt as the man in charge of the day-to-day operation of the team.

Our sources say the essence of McCourt's case -- that Selig was allegedly "arbitrary and capricious" in yanking McCourt's authority. 

We're told one of the arguments -- that Selig and the MLB have tolerated bigger problems with other teams, including the New York Mets, which is reportedly $450 million in debt.

Our sources say legal action "is not imminent" -- meaning it won't be filed today.  But sources say it could still be filed as early as Friday. 


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1.

Abe    

Frank McCourt can't even win his lawsuit against his ex-wife, how the hell does he expect to win one against MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL?

Frank, you're a fool. Go back to Bawhston.

x

1250 days ago
2.

writenow    

(Lawyers leap for joy!)
Hey - is there anyone Frank isn't mad at?

1250 days ago
3.

Ball`s has no Ball`s    


No hes not going to fight it.Come on now.

1250 days ago
4.

Jim in Cali    

Watch this fool end up winning.

1250 days ago
5.

Starla    

FM, get your raggedy A$$ out of our city and take you $ hungry skank of a "wife" with you! Don't you have enough legal battles going on with her anyways.

You bring shame and disgust to the entire Dodger organization, its fans and the citizens in this city.

GET OUT!

1250 days ago
6.

Lou    

F yo McCourt.

This city hates you. You ruined a great franchise. Cash out (if you even have any money) and take your carpetbagger ass back to beantown.

1250 days ago
7.

Daniel    

@dandmb50 - Sounds a little unfair to me, and suspect he's going to fight it, it just gets dirtier as he goes forward.

Daniel .. Toronto, CANADA
http://dandmb50.wordpress.com/

1250 days ago
8.

jame    

I wish the McCourts would get out of town. They're destroying the Dodgers and the LA Marathon. Is there anything they touch that doesn't turn to crap?

1250 days ago
9.

YoMama    

What a circus. As a Dodger fan, please leave LA and never come back. It's so sad how much has changed in 1 year.

1250 days ago
10.

janet    

Nice try. Blame game all you want, how does he explain how his kids are paid from the ballteam with doing nothing to earn it.

How much did McCort and wife or ex-wife steal from the club?

1250 days ago
11.

ChillzReborn    

I don't even care about this article but I would just like to make you's at TMZ aware of something and also point this out to the makers of these "Wheat Thins" things...

I will never EVER buy these Wheat Thins things and that pop-up advertisement is annoying and way over the top. The banners on the sides were bad enough but that... ugh! Two words... TOO MUCH!

1250 days ago
12.

jlo    

"But the Mets are poorer than me!"

Except they haven't evaded $145 in taxes.

Or used $100-$200 million of dodger cash to buy million dollar pool houses.
Or paid $60...0k to a Russian spritualist to send "good vibes"
Or pay their kids $$$$$$ to go to college while writing them off as a 'business loss'.

Get a grip FM, you are going to federal prison.

1250 days ago
13.

hellsorderoftheilluminati    

http://youtu.be/Qq3w7qAFXdg

1250 days ago
14.

ocgirl    

If he and his wife didn't air their dirty laundry this may not have happened.

They are both screwed just on the tax issue. The MLB issues are probably the least of their worries!

1250 days ago
15.

Whatthe    

GREED...Need I say more!!

1250 days ago
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