Back in June we brought you the story of Mavericks minority owner Ross Perot Jr.'s lawsuit against Mark Cuban, accusing Cubes of "mismanaging" the team. Cuban's legal team response was simple yet elegant: a photo of the Mavericks celebrating their NBA title.
We can't know how much part that filing played in the judge's decision today to rule against Perot, so we're just going to assume "all of it." From the final summary judgment:
It is ordered that Plaintiff Hillwood Investment Properties III, Ltd. take nothing against Defendants...that all claims asserted by Plaintiff are denied, and that all costs of court be taxed against Plaintiff.
It's not the hugest surprise, as the attorney behind Cuban's photo brief told us the lawsuit by Perot was just a power play to force Cuban to buy out his share of the team. Regardless, it's November, there's no NBA season, and Mark Cuban is still winning.