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Man sues neighbor who staked home in bet
« on: October 23, 2006, 01:42:48 am »
A Bosnian says he is suing his neighbor for refusing to honor an election bet in which he lost his home and 15,000 euros ($18,910), a newspaper said on Friday.

Vujadin Markovic has rejected his neighbor Sinisa Tripkovic's offer of lunch instead, Dnevni Avaz reported.

The daily said the two men quarreled in the street over who would win the October 1 election in the Bosnian Serb Republic.

They made a bet before five witnesses and signed an improvised contract stamped in a farm cooperative near the eastern town of Sekovici.



Markovic bet Bosnian Serb Prime Minister Milorad Dodik and his Social Democrats would win -- which they did. Tripkovic had been convinced of the Serb Democratic Party (SDS), but it lost after 15 years in power.

Tripkovic wagered his home and the cash to equal the value of Markovic's more valuable house, his stake.

But afterwards he dismissed the bet as a joke and the contract as illegal, but his offer of lunch instead was refused.

"I ask that he pays me the 15,000 euros while I'll allow him to keep his house, which he also put in the bet, for the sake of his children," Markovic told Dnevni Avaz.






what do you think, should the guy who lost give up the money? or should the guy who won dismiss the bet as absurd and move on?
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Re: Man sues neighbor who staked home in bet
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2006, 08:24:01 am »
Tripkovic needs to ask Markovic that if he had won would he, Markovic have freely given up his more expensive home? This sort of wager never considers the wife and children and I doubt if a court would uphold putting a family out on the srreets.
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Re: Man sues neighbor who staked home in bet
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2006, 09:46:49 am »
While the court might not want to, it sounds like it was a legal bet with witnesses and signed, etc...    so it would seem that the binding nature of it might prevent the court from having any option here, except maybe try to get Tripkovic to accept a plea bargain for a lesser amount than the 15,000 euros that Markovic was asking for...



what idiots to wager their house though ?
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Re: Man sues neighbor who staked home in bet
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2006, 11:01:11 am »
I thought gambling debts were not legally collectible?