Friday, June 24, 2011

Legal Commentary: Mark Cuban FTW

Loath as I am to link to TMZ, they have a story on what may be remembered as the most "badass" or "awesome" legal filing ever:
Long story short -- the minority owner, a company owned by Ross Perot Jr. -- filed legal papers in May 2010 calling Cuban a "careless and reckless" owner who was running the team into the ground.

Perot begged a judge to remove Cuban from operational control of the squad before it was too late.

Now, Cuban has responded in legal docs with the greatest statement ever ... a photo of the Mavs hoisting the NBA championship trophy.

Law in practice always seems to be some mixture of good legal doctrine and showmanship. And sometimes, on very rare occasions, you don't have to choose.