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Tyler Perry, State Agency Defend Their Fort McPherson Deal (Subscription)

Attorneys for a state commission redeveloping the grounds of Fort McPherson say that an Atlanta lawyer's company is acting like "a spurned suitor" in trying to disrupt the sale of the base to entertainment mogul Tyler Perry.

Attorneys for Perry, Perry Studios and the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority (MILRA) have asked a federal judge in Atlanta to dismiss a suit filed last month by Ubiquitous Entertainment Studios, which is owned by Atlanta attorney Daniel Meachum.

Perry's attorneys, Kyler Wise and Larry Dingle at Atlanta's Wilson Brock & Irby, contended that fraud claims made by Ubiquitous studios should be dismissed because Ubiquitous never had a written contract or even a memorandum of understanding with anyone to purchase any of the fort acreage.

On Thursday, Dingle declined to comment on the case. MILRA attorney Michael King at Greenberg Traurig could not be reached. In motions to dismiss the case, they argued that the only written offer that Ubiquitous claims to have submitted to buy property was incomplete, included no description of the desired acreage and was rejected by the state commission.

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