Litigation Writs 08/11/94

Dr John Clare, of Cowley, Middlesex, is suing Patrick Hunter for aggravated damages following an alleged wrongful assault in August this year.

Writ issued by Dr Clare in person. C2224

The British Coal Corporation is being sued for over u2 million for alleged breach of contract. Currall Lewis and Martin, of Handsworth, Birmingham, claim the corporation breached contracts of July 1979 and May 1981. Murphy Brothers, of London NW1, claim in respect of the alleged breaches.

Writ issued by Bracher Rawlins, London EC4, agents for Robinsons Ilkeston, Derbyshire. M2021

Barratt Urban Construction (East London) is being sued by five people who say they have suffered as a result of noise, dirt and rats from a building site in London. The five all claim to have suffered personal injuries through the escape of dust and other noxious and offensive emissions from a site at Manor Road and Gainsborough Park, formerly the Plaistow and West Ham Railway Goods Yards in London, E15, from 1989 onwards. They also claim to have suffered as a result of dirt, flooding, noise and rat infestation on the site and accuse the company of negligence for permitting this and failing to take steps to prevent it.

Writ issued by Dean and Co, London E13.

A County Clare man who claims he was beaten, falsely imprisoned and maliciously prosecuted by English police has launched High Court action in London seeking compensation from Thames Valley Police. Richard Stokes is claiming damages, aggravated damages and exemplary damage for the alleged incidents. The writ says the incidents took place on and after 6 November 1991 at a disused farm on the A44 near Kidlington Airfield, and at Oxford Police Station.

Writ issued by BM Birnberg and Co, London NW1. S2106

Leicester MP Keith Vaz is seeking libel damages from Asian Age magazine. He claims that a story headed "Labour denies accusation of racial bias", which appeared in Asian Age on 23 August this year, was defamatory and he is suing publishers Media Asia Europe. In addition to damages he

is also seeking a court order preventing further publication of the words of which he

complains.

Writ issued by Wright Webb Syrett. V574