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National Lottery organisers Camelot Group is being sued for damages over its refusal to allow a company to become a lottery retailer. RG Elms and Sons, of Hillingdon, Middlesex, has issued a writ claiming damages for breach of alleged contract last November. It claims that under the contract it was to become a lottery retailer.
Writ issued by Camerons, London WC2.
A chief financial officer sacked from an £80,000-a-year job is suing his former employers for £370,000 compensation. Norman Lindsay, of Hindhead, Surrey, accuses Westrec International, a Bahamas company with an English base at 32 St Mary-at-Hill, London EC3, of breaching the terms of its employment agreement with him.
Writ issued by Booth & Blackwell, London W1. L1400
A Willenhall man who claims he was attacked by three men with a sword and then left to die is now suing his attackers. Gurpal Singh has issued a writ against Davinder Singh Chokhar, of Southall, Middlesex; Avtar Singh Khaira, of Southall; and Ajit Singh, of Bedford. He claims Chokhar, Khaira and another assailant attacked him at his former home in Southall leaving him to die. He lost consciousness, his right leg was broken and he was later discovered by another tenant and taken to hospital. His injuries included a broken right leg and sword injuries to his head needing 150 stitches as well as cuts and bruises to his body, arms and legs. Singh also claims that the three conspired to pervert the course of justice by arranging to imprison him above a shop in Bedford. The writ alleges their aim was to prevent him giving evidence against Chokhar and Khaira in a criminal trial over the assault.
Writ issued by Shuttari Paul & Co, Southall, Middlesex. S167
Former partners in London-based firm Grangewoods face a High Court claim from the Royal Bank of Scotland for £2,590,313 plus interest at £851 a day. The bank is suing the estate of the late Melvyn Pottesman, along with David Harvey, Diana Featherstonehaugh, Sheila Stewart, Paul Salsbury, Judith Brua, James Fenton and Leslie Hyman seeking payment of the money. The writ says the money was a debt due to the bank from Grangewoods and that the eight named were all partners of the firm and are liable to meet it.