BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Broken Sound, Inc, is facing a major lawsuit which includes allegations that it discriminated against a homeowner with a hearing impairment and is also engaged in tax fraud.
According to the lawsuit filed by Boca Raton attorney Melissa Waldinger, Broken Sound discriminated against the homeowner who was unable to wear his hearing aids while playing tennis. He was accused by the club of “being too loud.” The club filed a grievance against the man despite his documented medical condition. The homeowner has been suspended from playing tennis, yet is being forced to pay substantial fees and dues. He has also, according to the suit, been told to apologize for speaking loudly — even though it’s part of his medical condition. The claims are in violation of Florida Statute 760.01(2) which was created “to secure for all individuals within the state, for freedom from discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, handicap, or marital status, and thereby to protect their interest in personal dignity, and to make available to the state their full productive capacities.”
Broken Sound, according to the suit, is not providing the homeowner due process, claiming that it is a private club, while the filing states Broken Sound is unquestionably a “public club.” The suit claims it is not and should not be enjoying non-profit status.
Read the complete lawsuit below. Defendants are named as: Broken Sound Cluyb, John Crean as General Manager, Arnaud Delanoe an employee of the club, Dan Mielnicki acting in a corporate capacity, and the board of governors: Michael Mendelsohn, Ralph Salts, William Luca, Burt Nines, Larry Korben, Steve Lieberman, Stanley Lieberman, Michael Genick, Paul Garber and Eric Bershad.
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