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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 92

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FT1 -- 2B THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, MARCH 30, 1998 NO. 428923 Broward Civil-rights lawyer chastised for 'guerrilla litigation' CITY OF BOYNTON BEACH FULL COST OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT In accordance with Florida Statute 403.7049, which, requires local governments to calculate and inform users of the full cost of solid waste management, the City of. Boynton Beach hereby sets forth the full cost of solid waste management within the city limits for the fiscal year which; began October 1 , 1 996 and ended September 30, 1 997.: RESIDENTIAL CATEGORY Single Family & Multi-Family v . Total Average Cost Per Unit Per Year Subway defendants that they should settle the case soon because if they didn't, the Fort Lauderdale NAACP and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission were planning to join the suit, Vitunac's report says. Although Ganz represents the Fort Lauderdale branch of the NAACP, the organization never joined the suit. Neither did the EEOC. Vitunac noted that Ganz knew about Neiman's past, which includes a 1996 conviction on three counts of grand theft for filing false insurance claims in staged car accidents. Neiman testified about his criminal record during a trial in the Port St. Lucie suit. The city settled with one of Ganz's clients for $45,000 last year and another one was awarded $160,000 during the December trial. Ganz and Neiman had demanded more than $1 million. The possible sanctions in the Subway suit aren't Ganz's only legal problems right now. The Florida Bar has found probable cause that he violated ethical rules in two cases, and Bar officials are investigating two others. Six additional complaints against Lucie County and its employment practices, but I don't think it's appropriate for me to comment at this time," Ganz said last week. A federal magistrate recommended Ryskamp fine Ganz $116,000 for suing a host of people and companies who had nothing to do with his case and for allowing his paralegal to threaten, the defendants during settlement negotiations. Federal Magistrate Ann Vi-tunac also recommended that Ganz's clients pay the $64,000 in attorneys' fees of the people and companies Ganz shouldn't have sued. The magistrate's report doesn't surprise local attorneys, who say they have been stunned by Ganz's tactics in their cases. Joe Mancini, the attorney who represents Port St. Lucie, said Ganz and his paralegal, Brian Neiman, used the Fort Lauderdale branch of the NAACP as a threat. "We would have settlement discussions and then later there would be comments made about how the NAACP might be interested in the case," Mancini said. "The clear import was there. . . . They would say things like, 'Gee, today we can settle for X amount but tomorrow something's going to happen and we'll have to withdraw our generous offer.' " That type of threat is one of the things that got Ganz in trouble in Broward County. Neiman repeatedly told lawyers for the Norman Ganz, who has filed nine lawsuits against Treasure Coast employers, faces sanctions in a suit against Subway sandwich shops. By Susannah A. Nesmrth Palm Beach Post Staff Writer A Fort Lauderdale attorney who has filed at least nine civil-rights lawsuits against Treasure Coast employers is facing sanctions for filing a frivolous lawsuit and using tactics that a judge labeled "blackmail" in a Broward County case. I U.S. District Judge Kenneth Ryskamp called Norman Ganz's tactics "guerrilla litigation" and chastised him for his "terrorist" acts in a civil-rights lawsuit he filed against the owners of several Subway sandwich shops in and around Fort Lauderdale. : Ganz has sued the Fort Pierce police, the St. Lucie County School District, Port St. Lucie, the Department of Corrections and BellSouth on behalf of Treasure Coast employees. He has also sued the Boynton Beach police Nand the city of Lake Park. Ganz declined to comment on the Subway suit or on any of the local suits because the judge is still considering whether to impose sanctions in the Subway case. "I have a lot to say about St. DISPOSAL -0- RECYCLING $19.42 COLLECTION $75.23 City of Boynton Beach residents pay for solid waste; disposal through a special assessment from the Solid; Waste Authority of Palm Beach County. NON-RESIDENTIAL CATEGORY Total Average Cost per Customer Per Year him have been dismissed in the past year. One of the cases was dismissed after the Bar wrote Ganz a letter urging him to behave more professionally. Staff writer Scott Hiassen and staff researcher Lynn Palombo contributed to this story. RECYCLING L; $230.84 r DISPOSAL $1,471.60 COLLECTION $2,749.94 kllnuu LllL2Lir rfjgj, PALM BEACH INTERACTIVE Up to 20 stories from 56 area communities at unow.GoPBI.comYourToum We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, our resident tial and commercial customers, during this past fiscal year. PUBLISH: March 30, 1998 t " i l - A 7. 'S NO. 428920 NOTICE OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH FULL COST ACCOUNTING FOR SOLID WASTE t IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 17.708, "FULL COST ACCOUNTING FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT', AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 403.7049 F.S., LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MUST CALCULATE AND. INFORM USERS OF THE FULL COST OF SOLID WASTE MANAGE: MENT. ACCORDINGLY, THE CITIZENS OF WEST PALM BEACH ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE FULL COST OF SOLID WASTE. MANAGEMENT ON A MONTHLY BASIS, AS PROVIDED TO THE CITIZENS OF WEST PALM BEACH BY THE CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH DURING THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 1996 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1997 WAS AS FOLLOWS: CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH COST OF SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES SCOTT WISEMANStaff Photographer Rabbi Stephen Pinsky of Temple Beth Torah in Wellington gives a presentation on Seder for interfaith families and others who may not have a complete grasp of the symbolic meal served at Passover, remembering the Jewish people's exodus from Egypt. Passover starts April 10 and lasts eight days. Residential Commercial Eric McDearmid, 26, of Pompano Beach died early Sunday morning when he lost control of his truck and was thrown as it overturned on an Interstate 95 exit ramp, Florida Highway Patrol officials said. McDearmid lost control and was thrown from his 1997 Ford pickup at about 4 a.m. on the northbound 1-95 exit ramp at Glades Road. He was pronounced dead at Boca Raton Community Hospital, FHP officials said. Total Direct Cost Paid: Garbage $533,612 $434,863 Recycling NA 453,303, Indirect Collection Cost 1,920,741 2,074,556 Total Cost $2,454,353 $2,962,722 Average Monthly CostCustomer $79.93 $15.06 ; SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY Citizens Advisory Committee meeting and workshop, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, SWA Auditorium, 7501 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach. SCHOOL BOARD Budget workshop, 3 p.m. today, Lake Park Elementary School, 410 Third St, Lake Park. DELRAY BEACH Historic Preservation Board, 6 p.m. Wednesday, city hall, 100 N W. First Ave. HIGHLAND BEACH Town Commission workshop, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, town hall, 3614 S. Ocean Blvd. Public Hearing, following above meeting Tuesday, town hall. ELECTED OFFICIALS' HOURS State Representative Lois Frankel's office hours, 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, greenacres city hall, 5985 10th Ave. N. State Senator Tom Rossin's office hours, Noon-l:30 p.m. Thursday, Pahokee Chamber of Commerce, 115 E. Main St., Pahokee. State Senator Jim Scott's office hours, 9-1 1 a.m. Friday, boca raton city hall, 201 W. Palmetto Park Road. Meeting times and locations are subject to change, and not all meetings can be listed Call the appropriate organization for verification. MONTHLY COLLECTION CHARGES: Public meetings scheduled for this week: Televised live on Channel 20, the Palm Beach County government channel. On most cable system, the programming appears on Channel 20 as well. Consult your listings. PALM BEACH COUNTY (Channel 20) Zoning Commission, 9 a.m. Thursday, governmental center, 301 N. Olive Ave. Land Use Advisory BoardLPA, 9 a m. Friday, Planning, Zoning and Building, 100 Australian Ave. Palm Beach County Health Care District Trauma Agency Committee, 9 a.m. Friday, district office, 324 Datura St Cost $14.00 $1.40 $19.00 $38.00 $1.10 Measure per unit . per unit per cubic yard ' per cubic yard! per unit. Residential Customers: Single Family Container Single Family Recycling Multi-Family Container Multi-Family Compactor Multi-Family Recycling Commercial Customers: Commercial Container Commercial Compactor $28.00 $56.00 per cubic yard per cubic yard STOP RUSHING AROUND Save time every day by shopping The cost information provided above is on a monthly average basis per account and averages the different types of services available. Actual', costs for a given account may have been different than that reported due to the actual service used. PUBLISH: March 30, 1998 the advertisied specials in The Palm Beach Post.

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