3rd Circ. Says Pol Not Liable For Property Sales To Friends

Law360, Philadelphia (March 17, 2017, 2:50 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit affirmed Thursday that a Philadelphia City Council member did not violate a property developer’s constitutional rights when the politician pushed for the sale of city property to friends and political contributors rather than relying on a competitive bidding process.

Upholding a Pennsylvania federal court, a three-judge appellate panel concluded that Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, a Democrat who represents parts of South and Southwest Philadelphia, could not be held liable for violating the equal protection rights of developer Bag of Holdings LLC.

The panel rejected...
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Case Information

Case Title

Bag of Holdings LLC v. City of Philadelphia, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 3rd Circuit

Nature of Suit

3440 Other Civil Rights

Date Filed

April 6, 2016

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