Donald Sterling and his wife, Shelly, reached a settlement with two law firms whose lawyers alleged the couple failed to pay more than $270,000 in legal fees collectively owed to the firms.
Bloom & Ruttenberg and the second firm, Ginzburg and Bronshteyn, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court in July 2016. Bloom & Ruttenberg sought $185,140 in damages, while the other firm was asking for $86,240.
Sterling attorney Robert Platt filed court papers Jan. 5 with Judge Barbara Scheper stating that the case was resolved. No terms were divulged.
Shelly Sterling was sued because she is the sole trustee of the Sterling family trust, but the judge dismissed her as a defendant in November.
Sterling hired the lawyers shortly before trial began in 2014 regarding trust proceedings involving the Los Angeles Clippers, which were formerly owned by Sterling. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer later bought the team for $2 billion.
—City News Service
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