Quantcast

Latest Bailiff Stories

2009-06-13 23:33:16

A Saudi princess reportedly paid what she owed a Paris store after a bailiff showed up at her hotel with a court order allowing him to seize her luggage. Maha al-Sudairi owed more than $120,000 to Key Largo, a clothing chain, the BBC reported Saturday. Jacky Benazerah, a lawyer for the chain, said she had ignored many requests for payment until the bailiff visited her at the upmarket George V Hotel, owned by Sudairi's nephew. The operation ordered by the judge began at 4.30 p.m. in the...

2009-04-29 19:57:24

A British man said he returned home to find his house had been mistakenly repossessed by incompetent court bailiffs. Ian Parrott, 62, said he arrived at his Eynesbury, England, home Thursday to find the locks changed, the mailbox boarded shut, and a notice in his window saying the home had been repossessed and he had seven days to reclaim his belongings, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. Parrott said he spent the night at his son's house and discovered the next day that his house had been...

2009-02-09 16:53:00

A British court has overturned an earlier decision that awarded a man $30,000 for emotional distress caused by parking tickets. Zun Noon sued London's Newham Council after bailiffs were sent to his home to collect money from four parking tickets issued in October 2007, The Daily Mail reported Monday. Noon, whose suit claimed emotional distress, was awarded about $30,000 after Newham Council representatives failed to appear in Bow County court. A council spokeswoman said officials were forced...

2008-08-15 03:00:25

Bailiffs have spent a sixth day chasing two "human moles" who are protesting against plans for opencast coal mining in Smalley. The pair - a man and a woman - remained underground last night in an attempt to evade eviction. They have been tunnelling under Prospect Farm since Friday and are against proposed opencast coal mining at the 334-acre site. In a bid to get them out, bailiffs have been following them, widening the tunnel and propping it up. Yesterday, the eco-warriors had still...

2008-06-17 18:00:31

By Melissa Moody, The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind. Jun. 17--READ ALL ABOUT IT - THE LETTER: Read a copy of the letter from the judge's referenced in the story below. Click here to see the letter (pdf) Clark County Republican Party Chairman David Buskill will not accept a job for the newly created position of court administrator in Circuit Court, as offered by recently appointed Judge Abraham Navarro. 'It's not a job I was seeking, and it's for the best that I...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'