SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — An Uber executive who recently suggested launching a million-dollar campaign to investigate journalists critical of the ride-booking company is in a bitter dispute with the landlord of his rental condo.

Uber senior vice president Emil Michael filed a restraining order last year against his landlord. Michael accused his landlord, tech industry lawyer John Danforth, of waging a harassment campaign designed to make Michael move.

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A judge tossed out the request in September 2013, calling Michael’s court filing borderline frivolous. But the dispute persists according to e-mails sent by Michael to Danforth.

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Michael claims in the emails that Danforth is snarky and jealous.

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