Developer Vincent Dispoto Threatens Defamation Lawsuit Against Fishtown.us Poster

Some of you know our neighborhood message board, fishtown.us.

Today Vincent R. Dispoto, Jr., a member of Dispoto Realty LLC, threatened a lawsuit against a fishtown.us poster called “Kenzo” in connection with his blog, Philadeliquency. Mr. Dispoto is a developer proposing a nightclub at 2644-58 E Huntingdon Street. The proposal has generated some criticism because it involves serving take out malt liquor.

Kenzo had been critical of Dispoto’s proposal on the Philadeliquency blog, and pointed out that Mr. Dispoto was a defendant in the matter of State v. Dispoto, 189 N.J. 108 (N.J. 2007).

The Fishtown Lawyers, counsel for Philadeliquency, have responded.

A .PDF copy of our letter is here.

4 Responses to Developer Vincent Dispoto Threatens Defamation Lawsuit Against Fishtown.us Poster

  1. Rob Switzer says:

    Absolutely awesome letter.

  2. J DeVoy says:

    Bravo. Several people who will read that letter should be flattered by their influence on it.

  3. Nice job. I particularly like “censorious thuggery”. But be careful – using it too often may dilute its power. As to the merits, assuming that kenzo’s posts are 100% accurate, would that also bar a tortious interference claim under PA law?

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