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US: Sterling’s NBA suit barely clings to life

 |  October 26, 2014

Onetime owner of the Los Angeles Lakers Donald Sterling will likely see his antitrust suit against the National Basketball Association dismissed, say reports.

Court documents filed late last week suggest legal representation for Sterling met with the NBA to discuss a dismissal of a suit; reports say US District Judge Fernando M. Olguin, who is overseeing the case, has now delayed the deadline for discovery papers to be filed in order to allow a dismissal to proceed.

Reports say a scheduling conference for the case was also postponed.

Sterling filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NBA after the Association forced him to sell the Lakers following the leak of his allegedly racist rants. He is seeking $1 billion in damages.

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