Litigation Writs 24/3/98

Peter Chandler of Chalfont St Peter is suing Fisons Erba Science (UK) and Fisons, both of West Malling, Kent, over his wife's death from an asbestos-related disease. Janet Chandler died on 20 January 1995. The writ alleges it was the result of her exposure to asbestos while working for the companies between 1973 and 1981.

Writ issued by Field Fisher Waterhouse, London EC3.

Primelight Advertising is suing Asda Stores in a dispute over outdoor advertising. The writ says Asda agreed to allow Primelight to put up advertising structures at 38 stores. Primelight put up structures at 21 sites and claims in its writ that it has the right to erect similar structures at the remaining 17 sites. However, it claims that, on 14 November, Asda's solicitors wrote refusing access to Asda superstores for erection of the advertising structures on the other 17 sites. The writ claims that, despite numerous requests, Asda has failed and refused to perform its obligations under the licence agreements. Primelight claims that as a result of what has happened it has suffered losses which include loss of agency commission of £438,866, less costs of £224,802. It seeks specific performance of the licence agreement or damages.

Writ issued by Harbottle & Lewis, London W1.

Abbey National is suing West Yorkshire-based licensed conveyancers, Angela Viney and Co, for repayment of £38,000 in respect of a mortgage loan said to have been paid to Angela Viney and Co on 31 January 1992 to hold on trust. The writ claims that the company released the money in breach of trust and seeks repayment of the money and damages for alleged breach of trust and negligence.

Writ was issued by Denton Hall, Milton Keynes.

A woman who allegedly paid £7,000 too little for a house because of a mistake in the sale contract is being sued for the balance. The writ alleges that Parimala Patel agreed to £127,000 for the property at 45 Belgrave Road, Seaford, East Sussex, last autumn but that the contract contained an error, putting the purchase price at £120,000. The writ says that Mrs Patel paid a deposit of £12,000 and later paid the balance of the £120,000 price on the contract. The seller claims that she was aware of the error and is now suing for the outstanding £7,000.

Writ issued by Mayo & Perkins, Eastbourne.