Litigation Writs 14/11/95

Stephen Cooke, of Manchester, is being sued after allegedly disposing of 30 Renault cars worth £175,000. Network Vehicles, of London SW15, has issued a High Court writ against Cooke, of Cooke Bros, Atherton, Manchester. The company is claiming damages for wrongful interference and conversion of 30 of its cars. Writ issued by Harris Rosenblatt & Kramer, London WC1. N818

Walter Sturt is suing Virgin Atlantic Airways and two other companies for damages after a hitch in an £18,000 holiday in Disneyland, Florida. Sturt is seeking damages for inconvenience and distress after spending an extra day in Florida because first-class return tickets were not available the day he had booked to fly back to the UK, according to his writ. He is also suing Alexandra Coaches, trading as Alexandra Travel, of Enfield and Transolar Travel, trading as Transolar Holidays of Wallasey, Merseyside.

Writ issued by Rochman Landau, London W1.

A former Manningtree, Essex, woman who claims she gave away her house while suffering from senile dementia has started a High Court action against two Kent men in a bid to retrieve it. Rose Lifford, who lives at a rest home in Dover, claims the deed and declaration to make over the property were made when she was not of sound mind and understanding.

Writ issued by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, London WC1, agents for Ellison & Co, Colchester. CH5954

Wendy Stubbs is suing the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis claiming she suffered serious injuries to her eyes after being refused medical attention while in police custody at Bromley Police Station, Kent, on 5 October 1992.

Writ issued by Rapers, Chichester. S177

The Port of Sheerness is to be sued for nearly £500,000 by a Dorset firm of builders who claim it was wrongly thrown off a building site. DJH Structures, of Wimborne claims it had a building contract with the port and bought materials and employed labour and sub-contractors to perform it. However, DJH claims on 9 August the port ended the contract and refused to allow it to continue to build or finish the work. The total contract price was £1,398,250 and the company says it has been paid £916,704, leaving an outstanding balance of £481,546.

Writ issued by the company.