In the sentence below, how many parties are involved? Isn't "a person" different to "the other"? and what's the meaning of "claimed from the other"?
"40 Punishment for unlawful harassment of debtors
(1)A person(Tom) commits an offence if, with the aim of coercing another person(Dick) to pay money claimed from the other(Dick) as a debt due under a contract, he(Tom) –"
Most legal wording can be difficult to understand. Dick owes Tom some money (the debt) which has not been repaid. If he(Tom)... (takes some action XYZ), then if he does this specifically to force Dick to pay Tom the money, then the law will regard this as coercion, and Tom has committed an offence.
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