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"Jamie would never have given up this interest and didn't. It doesn't make sense," Wasser said.
The first witness was Leah Bishop, an estate planning attorney, who testified that in June 2008 she sat down with the couple and explained the agreement to both of them.
Bishop said the couple directed her to come up with a new draft of the agreement that kept the homes in Jamie McCourt's possession but called for everything else to be shared.
"Frank said if the Dodgers are going to be community property, then everything is going to be community property," Bishop said. Frank McCourt never signed the revised paperwork.
The case has been like a soap opera, with allegations of infidelities, deceit and lavish spending aired for the public. It was apparent Monday that both sides had no intentions of backing off.
Susman dug the deepest, repeatedly pointing out that Jamie McCourt was a savvy businesswoman and a family law attorney who was told numerous times before signing the agreement what it entailed.
"I believe that a junior high school student could understand that language," Susman said as both McCourts looked on.
Susman painted Jamie McCourt as an unsupportive wife who didn't believe her husband could run a sports franchise. Instead, her ambitions grew as she considered running for public office -- even making a possible gubernatorial or presidential bid, Susman said. She also was writing a book entitled "Screaming Meanie: Babes, Baseball and Business."
"She realized she needed the Dodgers as her platform to accomplish this," Susman said.
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