News from the Court Service this morning that NAMA has launched a legal action in Dublin’s High Court against an individual named “Gemma Stack”. The case reference is 2013/1031 S.
It’s Good Friday and a holiday, so you wouldn’t be able to get information out of the Central Office at the High Court anyway, but regardless because this is Ireland, you can’t publicly access details on any day of the year of a case so that you can positively identify the respondent, the nature of the application or the remedy sought. NAMA’s spokesperson is working today but NAMA doesn’t generally comment on individual court cases, not even to confirm the identity of whom they’re suing. We have seen in the past that some of these cases can be quite serious with NAMA pursuing multi million euro judgments, others are nugatory with NAMA merely making protective applications because of the statute of limitations.
So, all we can say is NAMA is suing an individual named “Gemma Stack”. Could be Irish or could be a foreigner. Probably a woman with that first name. A quick Google will reveal a few likely candidates but unless commenters have evidence, this is not the forum for speculation. As is usual with recently-filed cases, there is no solicitor on record for the respondent. The applicant is National Asset Loan Management Limited represented by Dublin solicitors, Gartlan Furey.
So far this year, NAMA has launched 12 actions in Dublin’s High Court and has been on the receiving end of 14, though 12 of those relate to deposits on the one Portugese golf and holiday resort.
UPDATE: 6th April, 2013. The Court Service yesterday amended the record for this application and the respondent is now shown as “STACK IN HER CAPAC AS LPR KEVIN FITZSIMONS DECSD GEMMA” which probably means the respondent is Gemma Stack in her capacity as legal personal representative of Kevin Fitzsimons who had died. We’re none the wiser as to who Kevin Fitzsimons is. There was a Kevin Fitzsimons who was involved with Ardawn PLC, but we have no idea who this particular “Kevin Fitzsimons” is.