Kenyatta Johnson Wants Ori Feibush Lawsuit Dismissed

Developer, councilman go another round in court.

Ori Feibush has no proof that he was prevented from buying two city lots for development as payback for his political campaign against Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, city attorneys argued Monday on behalf of Johnson.

Assistant City Solicitors Michael Miller and John Coyle filed the comments Monday with their motion to dismiss Feibush’s lawsuit against Johnson. Feibush, the flamboyant Point Breeze developer, sued in June, alleging Johnson had thwarted his development plans as political payback.

Johnson also released a short prepared statement defending himself.

“As I’ve said before, Mr. Feibush’s claims are totally meritless,” Johnson said in the statement. “I support full and fair participation in the democratic process, and take great pride cultivating smart, equitable development in South Philadelphia.” He said he would make no further statements on the matter until the suit is resolved.

No word on when a judge will rule on Johnson’s motion. See the full document below: