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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    No. If it was a legal action or something then it should be thrown out of court. But it isn't, every one cannot unknow what they know.
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    In the privacy of his own home while he was being recorded, without his knowledge? You're ok with that?
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    So if your employee said you, your company, or your product sucked, should and employer be able to do anything about it?
    We're talking about something a little different here - in this case, in effect, it is the employee disciplining/firing the boss. And taking it further, it is equal partners in a corporation, each with equal voting shares/stock, voting to require one partner to divest himself of his shares in the corporation potentially at great loss and personal tax implications. I don't think this is the legal slam dunk, pun intended, that many think it is.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    We're talking about something a little different here - in this case, in effect, it is the employee disciplining/firing the boss. And taking it further, it is equal partners in a corporation, each with equal voting shares/stock, voting to require one partner to divest himself of his shares in the corporation potentially at great loss and personal tax implications. I don't think this is the legal slam dunk, pun intended, that many think it is.
    In fact, officers of a corporation can force another shareholder to divest themselves of stock
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    He hurt the product, he is gone, supposedly 29:1. Funny, I would have expected the RWers to be on the other side of this one. Next time an employee gets fired for a statement the boss don't like I hope I can find this thread. Oh yea, I don't know about the legalities about losing the business, I understand that goes to court rather than arbitration. IF that is the case it will be tied up for years and he is 80 something, so I doubt he loses the team.
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    We're talking about something a little different here - in this case, in effect, it is the employee disciplining/firing the boss. And taking it further, it is equal partners in a corporation, each with equal voting shares/stock, voting to require one partner to divest himself of his shares in the corporation potentially at great loss and personal tax implications. I don't think this is the legal slam dunk, pun intended, that many think it is.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    No. If it was a legal action or something then it should be thrown out of court. But it isn't, every one cannot unknow what they know.
    So, you ARE ok with it! Thats sick!

    The sad part, is that you'll regret your attitude one day. Someone you do like will have their life ruined, because of something he said.

    The worst part, is the double standard you support.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    In fact, officers of a corporation can force another shareholder to divest themselves of stock
    Not on a whim
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    He hurt the product, he is gone, supposedly 29:1. Funny, I would have expected the RWers to be on the other side of this one. Next time an employee gets fired for a statement the boss don't like I hope I can find this thread.
    You dont know he hurt the product. This just came out 2 days ago.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Not on a whim
    The NBA didn't ban him on a whim
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

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    He hurt the product, he is gone, supposedly 29:1. Funny, I would have expected the RWers to be on the other side of this one. Next time an employee gets fired for a statement the boss don't like I hope I can find this thread.
    You have me pegged wrong. I have no problem with the NBA disciplining the man for the impact of his private views, I just think the NBA has overstepped what a court will consider reasonable under the circumstances and I don't believe Sterling is as devoid of merit in challenging this decision in court as many here do.

    I would hope most conservatives would value the property rights of all individuals and not support the public square lynching of anyone for a disagreement related to personal views.

    As I said previously, the owners of the Orlando Magic have very strong anti-gay views that they've expressed and they've financially supported activist attempts to fight gay rights movements. Last time I checked, being an anti-gay bigot is not more acceptable in the mainstream than being a racist bigot.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The NBA didn't ban him on a whim
    Actually, the did.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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