Litigation Writs 16/6/98

A writ for US$410,12in compensation has been issued by Considar of New York, the owner of a valuable stock of titanium, against Dunstan and Wragg, the owner of a titanium processing factory.

It accuses Dunstan and Wragg, a division of Sheffield-based Midgley, of negligence and failing to take proper care of 60 tons of titanium sponge brickettes sent to the factory for processing. A fire and an explosion took place at the factory in Wreakes, Sheffield, on 21 March last year. According to the writ, issued in London, the fire began beneath a massive crushing machine and spread to the goods which were stored nearby.

Writ issued by Waltons & Morse, London EC3.

Peta Spooner of Rochester is suing the Wellcome Foundation for damages in respect of injuries that she suffered in an accident that occured at the company's Dartford premises on 1 July 1995. Her writ claims the accident was the result of negligence and breach of statutory duty by the company.

Writ issued by Thompsons, Ilford.

Deborah Spencer of Matlock has issued a writ against the National Blood Authority claiming that she became infected with the hepatitis C virus after receiving contaminated blood transfusions in April 1991.

Writ issued by Freeth Cartwright Hunt Dickins, Nottingham.

Al-Tala's of Gibraltar is suing Metropolitan Properties Co for specific performance of its alleged obligation under a lease over dry rot infestation of two properties in London NW1. The writ accuses Metropolitan of breach of its lease obligations.

Writ issued by Nabarro Nathanson, London W1.

UCB Bank is suing Argles & Court of 12 Mill Street, Maidstone, for damages for alleged negligence and breach of contract made in 1989, when the firm acted as solicitors for the bank.

Writ issued by Mishcon de Reya, London WC1.

Poole Borough Council is being sued by Nicholas and Marian Matthews of Broadstone, Dorset, for damages for alleged negligence, nuisance and a breach of statutory duty in respect of tree root damage to their property.

Writ issued by CA Norris, Southampton.