Judge refers ‘misleading’ €60,000 car claim to DPP.

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Judge refers ‘misleading’ €60,000 car claim to DPP. A judge has directed that the facts relating to a personal injury claim by a taxi driver be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus for her consideration. Judge James O’Donohoe told the claimant he had misled solicitors and wasted the court’s time in his €60,000 damages claim for personal injuries arising from a traffic accident. CCounsel for the defendant told the Circuit Civil Court that all the invoices submitted by the claimant in relation to alleged expenses all pre-dated the accident. The court heard the claimant had been involved in several previous car crashes. Counsel for the defendant told the court the plaintiff had a total of four damages claims from car crashes and that two had pre-dated his claim against the defendant. He said the one currently before the court was in relation to a side impact collision. However, the claimant had submitted receipts for the replacement of a reversing sensor in his car. The barrister asked Judge O’Donohoe to dismiss the case on the basis that the plaintiff had submitted false and misleading evidence to the court. Judge O’Donohoe said the plaintiff did not appear to understand the seriousness of his situation. Dismissing the €60,000 claim, Judge O’Donohoe told the plaintiff that he was awarding costs against him and was going to send details of his case to the DPP immediately.