How Much Does Perot Dislike Cuban? Enough to Try to Take Away Mavs, Stars Fans' Parking.

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It's become very clear in recent days that Ross Perot Jr. isn't about to walk away from his feud with Mark Cuban. On December 2, his attorneys notified the Fifth Court of Appeals that he intends to fight Judge Craig Smith's order tossing that suit in which Perot accuses Cuban of mismanaging the Dallas Mavericks; docs are due early in the new year.

And then there's this: Yesterday attorney Tom Melsheimer -- the man responsible for The Greatest Legal Brief in the History of Law -- went down to the Dallas County courthouse to stop Perot from keeping folks attending Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks games from actually parking at the American Airlines Center, beginning with last night's Stars game. As always, all the relevant docs follow, but Melsheimer filed for, and got, the temporary restraining order based, he says in yesterday's filing, on a warning shot filed by Anland North, a limited partnership controlled by Perot and Hillwood.

Says the application for the TRO, Anland has had a long-standing deal with Center Operating Company, which operates the AAC, to lease parking spaces around the arena. Says the suit, COC and Anland recently reached a new deal that would have extended the leases through June 30, 2012. But last week and again on Tuesday, Melsheimer writes, COC was told by Anland that the agreement was null and void: "On December 20, 2011, Defendants delivered a letter to COC purporting to terminate the parties' agreements and stating that COC was not permitted access to the property .... The letter threatened that any access would be considered a trespass and 'appropriate action would be taken.'" Read it for yourself; it's an exhibit attached to the suit.

Melsheimer wrote that if Anland was allowed to COC-block those sports, well, that would screw over hundreds of Stars and Mavericks' season-ticket holders who've already paid for their spots. Worse still, Melsheimer writes: It would have occurred during "one of the most anticipated moments in local sports history" -- the Mavs' Christmas Day tip-off against the Miami Heat -- "and a very busy week at the AAC." Which is why he went to court asking for the TRO. And Judge Martin Lowy agreed with him. Says Melsheimer, "This order makes sure that no Grinch is going to steal Christmas for Mavs and Stars fans." 12-21-11 COC v. Anland12-21-11 COC TRO

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Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger

Widdle Ross Jr. is having another tantrum. No pwesents from Santa for him.

BFK
BFK

Perot jr and Cuban can both be dicks but Cuban made his money through his own work and talent. Perot jr is just a rich kid who has had everything handed to him. makes one want to root for Cuban

Dallas Diner
Dallas Diner

Yet another manifestation of jealousy by a guy who inherited money toward a guy who made his own.

Rooster
Rooster

This dude is almost as big a douchebag as Hicks....

Diane Birdwell
Diane Birdwell

I ain't no lawyer, but if the AAC is partly owned by the City of Dallas, why isn't the City getting involved in this? Seems like this COC-block---good one--- would impact TAX REVENUE at a CITY OWNED FACILITY. (Sure wish we had italics...)

Perot is such a *small* minded man. Petty does not begin to describe him. He must come up *short* in some way, trying to overcompensate, you think?

Tad Banyon
Tad Banyon

Attention editors: why does the first link in the story have a "mailto" thing attached to it?I don't want to write about the feud with Cuban, I want to READ about it!P.S. - Perot is coming off like a very petty little douchebag.

Mister_Mean
Mister_Mean

Hope that the FBI gets this asshole along with JWP.

Grumpy Demo
Grumpy Demo

What a Perot being petty and vindictive? Who ever heard such things? Oh, yeah I forgot, . . 

"The most uncomfortable came when Miller wrote a column about an incident in which, she claimed, Ross Perot’s daughter-in-law was stopped by police officers. Though the officers found a gun in the car, the story went, they let the young woman off, thinking they were doing Perot a favor. But, Miller wrote, Perot later upbraided the policemen involved, claiming they were rude. (Perot, incidentally, vigorously insists that Miller’s facts were wrong.) When Miller tried to tell the story in a column, Perot singed the phone lines, according to Times Herald executives. Burgin and Times Herald owner William Dean Singleton gave in and Miller’s column never ran. "

http://www.dmagazine.com/Home/...

Typical Perot MO.

yeahIsaidthat
yeahIsaidthat

To Ross Jr. in my best Jon Stewart New Yorker accent...."Fuckyou" ( as I grab my balls and flipped you off)

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

A bit of advice for Mr. Perot:

--The door closed on accusing the Mavs of managing things wrong. You missed your window, tough noogies.--Don't ever do something that directly pisses off the actual fans who pay good money for things like parking who aren't privileged enough to have daddy's name and funds--Take the money you're wasting on your stupid vendetta lawsuits, change $20 worth of it into nickels, cram those rolls where the sun don't shine, and donate the rest to charity--STFU.

Steve
Steve

OK, let's get started - -

-     Elvis Presley's  "I Got a Feelin' In My Body"

-     Robert Goulet "He's Gonna Take Away Our Christmas"

-     Ben Keith & Neil "Christmas at the Ranch"

Thanks!!

TimCov
TimCov

I think what Perot is pulling is petty and stupid. However, unless there is signed agreement stating otherwise, I think he has the right to say that they can not access the land that his company owns. 

I think is shameful (and close to fraud) that any company would sell access to something when they did not have a written agreement to have that item (parking space, airline tickets or anything else) at the time specified.. 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

So did Jr. see Hicks claim that the rangers were undervaluing their parking and decided that Cuban wasnt charging enough at the AAC as well?

El Rey
El Rey

It seems the Perot, Jr. and Tom Hicks brand of pettiness will not stop until we do as Justin has said. We need to let them know they are no longer welcome in Dallas and run them out of town.

Justin Julian
Justin Julian

One can only hope that some court somewhere finally shuts down Perot Jr.'s petty, pointless continued battle against his business partners.  I'd think the city would get involved, considering the massive hit the town would take if he's successful.  Run him out of town on a rail.

SCamp
SCamp

Perot Junior is a horse's ass. And a sore loser. He did the arena for the real estate around it and sold off the team. Now the real estate has been foreclosed on/turned over to the lenders and the team is winning championships. He is just a bag of wind who wound not be anything without his daddy and government connections. When the Feds open up their bag of JWP Christmas goodies, Perot may be the grand prize.

jamal
jamal

COC-block huh.  Genius.

What a petty piece of shit Perot is.  What could he possible stand to gain from something like that?

MoronDog
MoronDog

Almost...that was your key word...

Alfredo
Alfredo

Now the people in the suites riding DART, that would be pretty funny

Anon
Anon

did you bother to read the TRO? 

Anon
Anon

we can only hope that JWP was smart enough to keep enough dirt to get him in trouble. he may have just figured the gravy train would keep rolling.

Stan Adelstein
Stan Adelstein

Well, Junior isn't the brightest bulb on the tree. He nearly took his dad down with him in the 190's when the Speaker of Hose, Jim Wright got an airport deal for him and helped prop him up during a major real estate recession. Of course, dad ran for President and pocketed a lot of contributions...that's another story. Texas sports fans will rip his eyes out. You'll probably see a class action suit and a city Eminent Domain to take everything about from him. Except an IRS audit of his little shielding business venture. Soon.

Bushwood
Bushwood

"dad ran for President and pocketed a lot of contributions"

I would not presume to insult your intelligence by suggesting you truly believe what you just wrote.

Merry Christmas Stan the Man

primi_timpano
primi_timpano

Don't forget Jr.'s fabulous hedge fund, marketed heavily to the Dallas elite, which not only went to zero, it went past zero with JPMorgan suing for major deficiencies.

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