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News: DMN: Henry Melton, bar owner settle lawsuit over assault claims

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    A court filing Thursday said Melton and Payne had agreed to dismiss all claims against each other. Christian Dennie, Melton’s attorney, said no payments were made to either side.

    “After sitting down together and talking face to face we have both agreed to drop our lawsuits,” according to a written statement provided by Dennie. “Talking openly and directly is sometimes the best way to resolve issues. We both realize that our time is better spent on more meaningful things. No money was exchanged and we both realize we are better off as allies. We both have ties to Dallas and Grapevine, Texas and we feel it is best to put our time towards positive things for the future.”

    Dennie said both sides agreed to the wording of this statement.

    Melton is still facing a criminal assault charge related to the dispute. He’s been charged with a Class A misdemeanor assault. A hearing in the criminal case is scheduled for April 24.

    Read the rest: http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/...wner-settle-lawsuit-over-assault-claims.html/
     
  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    This has the Cowboys written all over it..
     
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  3. Snauty

    Snauty Well-Known Member

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    This is code for... Jerry paid the bar owner off
     
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  4. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Its more likely the bar owner dropped everything after realizing exactly how much money it would cost him for his defense in the countersuit Melton brought. He is on video jumping over the bar to jump in the middle of things. It would cost him a six figure amount in legal fees even if he won his suit and the one against Melton - and the worst case scenario is he loses a ton of money.

    Both sides walking away early on is almost always the best outcome in these situations. If your attorney gives you an honest assessment that its a 50/50 chance of breaking even with a 10% chance that you end up bankrupt - the smart move is to fold your cards and walk away.
     
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  5. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Good, now he can concentrate on football.
     
  6. pancakeman

    pancakeman Well-Known Member

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    Well, he still has the bar to run!
     
  7. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    :)The whole Cowboy team needs to go in that bar the next time they are in Chi-town. That's see the bouncers make a move then.
     
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  8. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    It's was in Grapevine and not Chicago
     
  9. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Ok, next time their in Grapevine then.
     
  10. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I 'liked' this post for the kool factor but the better part of me says stay away and be good.
     
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  11. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you're right the last thing the Cowboys need is trouble, because the spotlight follows them. But it did sound kool:p
     
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  12. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    You a lawyer? Perfect analysis.
     
  13. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    No, but I've lived among lawyers in their native habitat, observed their habits and can speak their native language.
     
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  14. CT Dal Fan

    CT Dal Fan Well-Known Member

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    Any chance the NFL thinks this violates their "personal conduct policy" and Melton is subject to a fine or short suspension? Hope not.
     
  15. Sportsbabe

    Sportsbabe Well-Known Member

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    Actually, Melton filed the lawsuit.
     
  16. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    He filed a counterclaim, actually.
     
  17. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention the general bad publicity the bar would endure for being in a lawsuit with a "cowboy." Glad to hear this though.
     
  18. Sportsbabe

    Sportsbabe Well-Known Member

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    I must do some research on this. I was happy when I read he filed a lawsuit because it implied to me that he wasn't in the bar acting up and out of control. It suggested to me that he wasn't going to let them get away with tarnishing his character like that. I'll have to go to the archives. I could be wrong.
     
  19. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Take Larry Allen with them too!
     
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  20. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    I don't want to get into a lengthy discussion on civil procedure, particularly being unfamiliar with rules in Texas, but it's fairly commonplace for a respondent in a civil case to file a counterclaim. That way you're not sitting back just taking it from the petitioner.
     
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