By RICK HEAD
Brantley County officials are ready to battle the successor of Advanced Disposal in court over a dispute concerning funds owed before a 10-year contract was broken in June 2020.
County Attorney Deen Strickland told commissioners during the Thursday, February 4 regular monthly meeting an ante litem notice was recently received from a Brunswick attorney representing Waste Management indicating a possible lawsuit.
Commissioners voted 4-0 to meet the company in court. The County is already in litigation with Brantley County Development Partners, LLC over a proposed landfill in the eastern part of the county.
The term ante litem is a legal one that means “before litigation.” In some cases, certain lawsuits can be brought only after an ante litem notice be sent. This is typically a requirement when the defendant is a county, school system, police department or municipality.
Waste Management completed a $4.6 billion purchase on October 30, 2020, of Advanced Disposal including approximately $1.8 billion of Advanced Disposal’s net debt.
The ante litem, according to Strickland, says the county owes $106,409.23 and if the bill is not settled the new owners are prepared to go to court.
By RICK HEAD