Frank and Jamie McCourt met with a mediator on Saturday, but came away no closer to a settlement that would end their contentious divorce proceedings, according to an attorney involved in the case.
The two sides remain miles apart. Frank continues to refuse any arrangement that would give Jamie a continuing interest in the Dodgers, while Jamie won't accept anything less, in the belief that Frank doesn't have enough cash on hand to buy her out.
The Dodger divorce trial wrapped up
on Sept. 29. Judge Scott Gordon is expected to issue his ruling sometime within the next couple of months.
During the trial, Frank and Jamie met behind closed doors with Judge Peter Lichtman, who served as a mediator. While that meeting did not result in a deal, both sides agreed to meet again after testimony had concluded.
They met with Lichtman again on Saturday, but the meeting was very brief, and no new mediation sessions were scheduled.
At this rate, it seems likely that any settlement will have to wait until after Gordon issues his ruling. Gordon is expected to decide on the validity of the couple's marital property agreement, which gives the Dodgers to Frank and gives Jamie the couple's houses.
If Gordon finds the agreement invalid, then Jamie could be entitled to half the Dodgers, which would probably force them to sell the team.
Full McCourt trial coverage:
Wasser The Dealmaker Versus Susman The Carnivore
It Ain't Over Till It's Over
Dodger Execs Circle The Wagons Around Frank
A Long Day Ends Without A Deal
As Silverstein's Agony Ends, A Settlement Looms
The Screwing of Larry Silverstein
The Return of Silverstein's Boner, In Which Two Interpretations Are Explained
Reynolds Cafferata's Dodger Dreams
Frank's Four Self-Defeating Arguments
Steve Susman Sharpens His Knives
Jamie Dummies Up
Week 1 Wrap-Up:
The Desperate Hunt For Exhibit A, Or, How To Blame The Conquistadors
The Return Of Vladimir Shpunt
Jamie Takes The Stand
Boies Puts Frank On The Run
The Billable Hours Mount
Nervous? Frank McCourt Blinks 75 Times/Min.
Screwing The Fans
Steve Susman Goes On The Attack
McCourt vs. Boies
Trial Opens With A Win For Jamie
The Screaming Meanie
Even more McCourt:
L.A. Weekly cover story, Dodger Dog, from August