Contract law: Homeowner sues couple who rescinded on contract to buy his house
Brick tycoon, Alan Hardy, claims that the initial proceedings in the purchase
of his £3.6million property were a legally binding contract and that therefore
the buyers who withdrew from the purchase owe him damages in compensation.
In April 2011, Mr and Mrs Griffiths agreed to buy Alan Hardy's mansion in
East Sussex and exchange contracts. The surveyor's report of the property was
not conducted or therefore seen buy the buyers until after the exchange of
contracts had taken place.
Romanian Princess and her US husband sentenced over cockfighting ring
A Romanian princess who is fifth in line for throne, as well as her US
husband, has been sentenced to probation and ordered to forfeit $200,000.
The Princess, Irina Walker, and her husband, John Walker, had pleaded guilty
to one count of running an illegal gambling operation in barn on their ranch in
Irrigon. In the barn the couple had held cockfighting "derbies" where attendees
made bets on the fights.