Litigation Update December 2016

Two brothers have lost €38,000 damages claims they made for personal injuries allegedly suffered in a car crash, and are now facing hefty legal bills.

“If I accept the account given by Mr Kavanagh, which I do, it must follow that the two plaintiffs conspired to mislead the court for the purpose of seeking and obtaining compensation. That would be rather venal,” Judge Groarke said. He dismissed both claims under section 26 of Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004, which deals with fraudulent actions, and made an order for costs against both Patrick and Terry Maughan.