Jamie McCourt, the ex-wife of Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, has asked a judge to order the sale of the baseball team.
Jamie claimed that her former husband mismanaged the team after firing her as club CEO in 2009, according to The Associated Press.
Frank has a request of his own for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon, asking that he approve the club’s lucrative television contract or prevent Jamie from interfering in the deal.
Gordon set a date of June 22 to hear both of the issues.
However, the Los Angeles Times reports that may be too late for the Dodgers because Major League Baseball, which is already running the club, could seize the team if it fails to meet May 31 payroll.
“If [Frank] doesn’t make payroll, it’s over,” a person close to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig told the news source.
The television contract is reportedly worth more than $3 billion and would likely solve many of the club’s financial problems, reports the Times.
Jamie is claiming partial ownership of the Dodgers in one of the largest asset division cases in the U.S. in recent years.