Vincent Dispoto Lawyers Up and Sends Kensington Resident Threat of a SLAPP Suit for Re-Publishing Public Documents

July 18, 2012

Last week I wrote about Vincent Dispoto, who achieved notorietyΒ by threatening a Kensington resident with a SLAPP suitΒ for blogging about his criminal caseΒ and statingΒ his property taxes are late. Vincent Dispoto wants to put a nightclub that serves malt liquor baby shower nightclubΒ  in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Naturally, this drew some criticism and commentary from local residents, and now the criticism is drawing threats of a lawsuit.

Dispoto lawyered up, and his attorney wrote me this letter.Β (sorry, it’s a .DOC file, that is how it was sent to me.)

Our response can be found here.

And you can read about the whole saga here.

I represent Philadeliquency.

Developer Vincent Dispoto Threatens Defamation Lawsuit Against Poster

July 12, 2012

Some of you know our neighborhood message board,

TodayΒ Vincent R. Dispoto, Jr., a member of Dispoto Realty LLC, threatened a lawsuitΒ against a poster called “Kenzo” in connection with his blog, Philadeliquency.Β Mr. Dispoto is a developerΒ proposing a nightclub at 2644-58 E Huntingdon Street. The proposal has generated some criticism because it involvesΒ servingΒ take out malt liquor.

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

The Fishtown Lawyers, counsel for Philadeliquency, have responded.

A .PDF copy of our letterΒ is here.