Litigation Writs 11/02/97

Administrators of the estate of coach driver Leslie Golds, who was one of nine killed when his coach crashed on the M2 near Faversham, Kent, on 10 November 1993, are taking Hounslow-based coach company Brelaton to the High Court. The writ, issued by David and Trevor Golds, claims Golds died as a result of negligence on the part of Brelaton, formerly Travellers Coach Co. In another writ the estate of Golds is being sued by British Airways (BA) for damages in respect of the crash which they blame on Golds. That writ claims Golds was speeding, then fell asleep and hit a van travelling in the same direction before hitting a crash barrier and toppling over it and down an embankment. BA is suing in a bid to recoup compensation already paid and that may have to be paid to the families of US holiday makers killed in the accident. In addition to suing Golds' estate, BA is also suing Brelaton, and Windsor Inc, of St Louis, Missouri.

First writ issued by Peter Green and Co, London WC2

Second writ issued by Peter Green and Co, London WC2, agents for Hanney Dawkins and Jones, Pinner

TV chef Gary Rhodes faces High Court moves to shut his restaurant City Rhodes. Glenbrook, landlord of the premises at the London International Press Centre, London EC4, has issued a writ seeking an injunction restraining Rhodes from occupying any part of the property. It is also seeking an injunction against tenant Forte (UK), restraining it from allowing Gardener Merchant Services and Rhodes from using the premises.

Writ issued by Cawdery Kaye Fireman & Taylor, London

Michael Jacobs and Denise Jacobs, of Denham Village, Middlesex, are suing the Halifax Building Society for damages for misrepresentation, breach of contract and negligence on 26 April 1990.

Writ issued by Allen and Partners, Bristol

Victoria Retailing, of Rushden, Northamptonshire, is suing property owners John and Patricia Jones, of Arnesby, Leicestershire, for damages in respect of seizure by bailiffs of £30,000 of stock. The seizure was in respect of a rent debt on property in Leicester which Victoria says it did not owe. It is also suing bailiffs Thomas Jones Associates of Great Worley, West Midlands, and Churchgate Auctioneers.

Writ issued by Abrahamson & Associates, London NW11