The Fort Independence Street developers former architect had his attorney’s send FIPNA a letter asking Kristin Hart and FIPNA to retract some things we said in the Ten Reasons handed out at the CB 8 Land Use Meeting. A few days later, several FIPNA officers received a registered letter in the mail, which ended with:
“We therefore demand that you immediately retract, in writing, your gross misstatement of facts as this inaccuracy is both harmful and slanderous to the reputation of Mr. Subotovsky. If these statements are not immediately retracted, my clent reserves all of his rights, including the right to commence and pursue a legal action against you and your organization in connection with such inaccuracy.”
Here is the full letter to FIPNA: Akerman letter0001
In a letter responding to the above, the FIPNA pro-bono attorney Ezra Glaser wrote:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that your letter may be viewed by some as an attempt to squelch a legitimate and important public debate; and
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that should you take legal action against my client, a counterclaim will be filed and my client will seek costs and sanctions; and
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any effort to intimidate, alarm or annoy this public group with the intention of chilling speech will come to no avail and may lead to a “SLAPP” lawsuit initiated against your client.
Attached is FIPNA’s response: Response_to_Subovotsky_Lawyer_4.10.11