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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, March 29, 2010

Estranged wife of Dodger owner seeks nearly $1M per month


By GREG RISLING
Associated Press Writer

LOS ANGELES The attorney for ex-Los Angeles Dodgers CEO Jamie McCourt says his client should get $1 million a month from her estranged husband because she has seven mortgages and deserves to continue a comfortable lifestyle.

Jamie McCourt and Dodgers owner Frank McCourt appeared in court Monday in Los Angeles.

Jamie McCourt's attorney, Dennis Wasser, asked a Superior Court commissioner to award his client $1 million a month because the couple spent millions of dollars during a portion of her 30-year marriage.

Wasser says his client's mortgages and related expenses total $568,000 a month more than half what she is asking from her husband. Wasser says Jamie McCourt is also behind on her attorney fees by $800,000.

Frank McCourt's attorney will speak later in the hearing.