If this is the Gemma Stack I think it is, and if these applications are what I think they are, and if I were Gemma Stack, I would be thinking about taking defamation action against the Court Service for maligning my name. The Court Service today reveals that yesterday NAMA made three applications in Dublin’s High Court where the respondent is named simply as Gemma Stack – the application numbers are 2013/1288 S, 2013/1289 S and 2013/1290 S. As is usual with recently filed applications, there is no solicitor on record for the respondent.
The applicant in all three cases is National Asset Loan Management Limited represented by Dublin solicitors – and as we learned this week, recipients of €382,000 in 2012 from NAMA. – Gartlan Furey.
As this is Ireland, we have no further information as to the respondent, cause or remedy and NAMA doesn’t provide any information on individual court cases. In the past NAMA has initiated action that covered a very wide spectrum of situations, ranging from the recovery of 100s of millions to merely making a protective application because of statute-of-limitations issues.
A month ago NAMA sued Gemma Stack, but the Court Service changed the respondent to “STACK IN HER CAPAC AS LPR KEVIN FITZSIMONS DECSD GEMMA” – in other words NAMA was suing a solicitor in her capacity as legal personal representative of a deceased person. And it may be that this is what NAMA is doing in the present three applications also.
So, our medieval and very expensive Court Service may well be maligning the good name of a solicitor by withholding details of the respondent. All we know is NAMA is suing Gemma Stack in three separate applications.