In a court trial on July 7, a witness stated that L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling has likely been suffering from Alzheimer’s, a condition that would allow his wife, Shirley Sterling, to single-handedly sell the basketball franchise, the Associated Press reported.

Dr. Meril Sue Platzer said that after conducting a series of assessment, including imaging tests and a two-hour interview, she concluded that Mr. Sterling may be exhibiting the early signs of Alzheimer’s. Under a family trust agreement, Mr. Sterling’s health condition would make him unfit to manage his family’s assets. This would thereby grant his wife the authority to sell the NBA team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer.

Probate litigation can be especially difficult for individuals with Alzheimer’s. In trying times like this, the lawyers at Peck Ritchey, LLC, know how important it is to secure your welfare. If you are in need of competent probate representation in Chicago, consult with our team by dialing (855) 328-5787 today.


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