LA Clippers Owner Wants $17M Blaze Verdict Nixed For Bias

Law360, Los Angeles (February 8, 2013, 4:52 PM EST) -- Lawyers for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling asked a California judge on Friday to vacate a $17.3 million jury verdict awarded to a former tenant whose apartment was destroyed in a fire that she claimed spread due to Sterling's negligence, arguing the award was the product of jurors' “passion” and “prejudice” against him.

At a Friday hearing, Eric P. Weiss, one of Sterling's lawyers, asked Judge William A. MacLaughlin of Los Angeles County Superior Court to grant a defense motion for judgment as a...
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