From "Fox Sports sues Dodgers in effort to stop television rights sale" by Bill Shaikin at the LA Times:
Fox Sports sued the Dodgers on Tuesday, trying to halt the proposed television rights sale that Frank McCourt says is his key to emerging from bankruptcy as the team owner.
McCourt's strategy now faces at least two significant obstacles — from Fox, which claims the Dodgers have breached their current cable contract, and from Major League Baseball, which has vowed not to approve any television deal that would leave McCourt in control of the Dodgers. [...]
The Fox suit, filed in Bankruptcy Court, asks that the judge reject any proposed sale of the Dodgers' television rights that does not abide by the terms of the current contract.
Under that deal, Fox retains exclusive negotiating rights through November 2012, as well as the right to match any other offer. The auction process proposed by McCourt and his advisers would not preserve those rights.
The suit also seeks unspecified damages, claiming that the Dodgers already have violated the current Fox contract in part by sharing confidential broadcast rights information — "even after direct and explicit warnings," the suit alleges.
How does Frank McCourt sleep at night? The whole goddamn west coast wants to ship his sorry ass back to Boston. Even if he manages to hold on to the team, how can he possibly repair all the relationships he's screwed up?