Donald Sterling controversy

The NBA filed a mo­tion on April 6, 2015 to dis­miss Don­ald Ster­ling’s fed­er­al law­suit against the league.

Don­ald Ster­ling has ad­ded his wife, Rochelle, and two doc­tors as de­fend­ants in his fed­er­al law­suit against the NBA over the forced sale of the Clip­pers, al­leging that they were part of a wide-ran­ging con­spir­acy to re­move him as the team’s own­er.

Don­ald Ster­ling’s law­yers filed a law­suit in U.S. Dis­trict Court, al­leging that the NBA, Com­mis­sion­er Adam Sil­ver and oth­ers had vi­ol­ated his con­sti­tu­tion­al rights be­cause the re­cord­ing that touched off the scan­dal — made by his com­pan­ion V. Stivi­ano and pos­ted on the web­site TMZ — had been made in secret and without his per­mis­sion. The suit asked for Ster­ling’s re­in­state­ment from a life­time ban, lift­ing of a $2.5-mil­lion fine ...