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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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In other words, you'll still have to persuade the deadbeat to pay up.
Be sure to notify the deadbeat that you will be doing this.
In today's business environment, business owners and bill collectors can't threaten deadbeat clients with concrete galoshes if they don't pay their past-due bills.
Her prey consists of deadbeat dads who skip out on their families and renege on their child support payments.
A grand example of how the simple acceptance of government responsibility for solving the problems of deadbeat dads can beget a government leviathan is in a 1994 document from the state of Vermont's Office of Child Support on "Recommendations for Improving Child Support in Vermont.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) told Congress in March that the federal government could increase child support payments and cut welfare spending by following the states' lead of revoking the drivers' licenses of deadbeat parents.
But without the IRS around to catch the deadbeats, Washington's credibility will also be stuck in hock.
The BidAssure Network will allow the network participants to detect and block deadbeats identified by other participants in the network, thus protecting against "multi-seller deadbeats" as well as "repeat deadbeats.
This defuses the common deadbeat tactics of professing ignorance of personal financial obligation and/or dissatisfaction with results.
Worcester County Sheriff Guy Glodis recently announced what he called "the largest one- day roundup of deadbeat dads in Worcester County history" as his deputies marked Father's Day by arresting 16 offenders who they claim owe over half a million dollars in outstanding child support.
On paper, according to both liberal and conservative models, my demographic profile should make me a deadbeat.
Family practitioners occasionally run into the deadbeat parent who simply refuses to obey the order directing payment of support.