Bruce Tanski wants to build a cheesy apartment complex, one like other cheesy apartment complexes he has built. Bruce Rischert didn't want another one in his town. Mr. Tanski's complexes don't have the best reputations. Mr. Rischert thought the proof was in the lousy reviews and lawsuits. Mr. Rischert spoke up about Mr. Tanski at town meetings against the proposed apartments.
Rather than defend himself, Mr. Tanski agreed that his apartments are cheap ass. He didn't claim he learned from his mistakes. He didn't say he decided it would be a sense of pride to build quality apartments or treat his disabled tenants fairly. No, none of those. Mr. Tanski slapped Mr. Rischert with a $2.5 million libel and slander lawsuit, stating "disgrace, humiliation and shame throughout the community, permanent harm to his professional and personal reputations, and severe mental anguish and emotional distress." Read more Sorry, Mr. Tanski's apartments already spoke for themselves...
Mr. Tanski is even cheesier than his apartments. We have the right to say we think he builds crap. We have the right to repeat bad things people that have rented from him have said. Residents have a reason to be concerned about a man who was charged by the Justice Department for his practices. Suing a man for speaking his mind is low, especially when Mr. Tanski has nothing constructive with which to defend himself.
After 40 years maybe it is time to retire, Mr. Tanski. And drop the lawsuit. It is doubtful you will win. Continuing to be a bully just makes you a bigger asshole. Please just go away because you are the disgrace.