Saturday, May 08, 2010

Jamie McCourt Wins Lottery

Jamie McCourt took her shot at The Big Spin and came up just a bit short of becoming a (monthly) millionaire:

After months of legal wrangling and thousands of pages of court documents, a Superior Court judge on Friday ordered the Dodgers' Frank McCourt to pay $225,000 a month in temporary spousal support to his estranged wife, Jamie, and an additional $412,159 a month in costs associated with the seven residences in her name.

The total of $637,159 in monthly support and real estate fees that L.A. County Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ordered Frank McCourt to pay fell short of the $988,845 that Jamie McCourt had requested to maintain her homes and her lifestyle.

Embedded in that payment includes expenses for seven wonderful places. However, Jamie McCourt did not win the Mexico vacation trip--in fact, the judge ordered her eighth property in Cabo San Lucas would have to be sold in order to cover her and her husband's legal fees.

I weep for Jamie.

Oh yeah, and the Dodgers' attorney, Marshall Grossman, "insisted that the court order would have no impact on the team's finances because Frank McCourt's finances and the team's finances were separate." I'm sure that the two McCourt sons who were earning six-figure payrolls from the Dodgers (while either being full-time employed by Goldman Sachs or a full-time student in another city) will be pleased to hear that their team-paid salaries are safe.