Donald Sterling in court Monday to battle over LA Clippers

Donald Sterling, V. Stiviano
In this Dec. 19, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is intent on moving quickly in dealing with the racially charged scandal surrounding Clippers owner Sterling. The NBA league will discuss its investigation Tuesday, April 29, 2014, before the Clippers play Golden State in Game 5 of their playoff series. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

(CNN) — A preliminary hearing is set for Monday afternoon in the battle over ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Donald Sterling is fighting is estranged wife Shelly Sterling in a family trust probate case.

You’ll recall: Shelly Sterling entered an agreement to sell the NBA team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

All this came after Donald Sterling’s racially charged comments led to a lifetime ban by the league.

Donald Sterling’s attorneys have promised to fight the ban and proposed sale.

Monday’s preliminary hearing is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time in Los Angeles Superior Court. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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