Deadbeat


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Deadbeat

A person or company who intentionally and repeatedly does not pay his/her bills. For example, a deadbeat may refrain from paying his/her rent. While there is recourse for those dealing with deadbeats (for example, a landlord can evict a person who does not pay rent), this can be expensive and time-consuming. In nearly all cases, a deadbeat has a poor credit history. A deadbeat is also called a bad pay, but should not be confused with a freeloader.

Deadbeat

A borrower who doesn't pay.

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However, despite your best efforts, there will always be a few deadbeats whom you will need to pursue.
Robert Sand, from Nassau County, NY, is currently the Government's Most Wanted Deadbeat Parent.
Both Tolman and Matthews agree, if the deadbeat client is more than 60 days past due, they rarely pay.
Sometimes the court files in these cases are voluminous because the deadbeat is pro se and is making a career out of dragging the custodial parent to court over trivial matters, thus jeopardizing employment and putting the custodial parent even more at the mercy of the deadbeat.
The subtitle for this handbook on tracking down negligent fathers is, "Tracking Down A Deadbeat Dad And Getting Child Support.
Some landlords will even tell you a great tenant is a deadbeat so you won't rent to them, thereby, keeping the good tenant in his apartment for a little while longer.
CHICAGO, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifetime TV, with its audience of 100 million households, announced the launch of a new reality series, Deadbeat Dads.
Lazy, benefit-claiming shirkers who stick two fingers up to the rest of us while we pay for their deadbeat lives deserve Caroline's red-hot prod up their backsides - if only for giving decent, hard-working council house tenants such a bad name.
When his deadbeat parents sell his internal organs to the Yakuza to cover their gambling debts, Hayate has no time left at all.
Factotum'' comes from droll deadbeat writer Charles Bukowski's novel of the same name as well as a handful of his other books.
That denial was upheld after a two-year court battle, but Tennant continued to nurse a grudge against what he perceived as a deadbeat federal agency.
I DON'T know what upset me more about Andrew Bushe's article on deadbeat dads - the fathers' refusal to pay or the Government's inability to make them pay.

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