Sunday 20 August 2017

Husband of reality TV star has injury claims thrown out by judge

James Jordan leaves court after two accident cases were dismissed. Photo: Courts Collins
James Jordan leaves court after two accident cases were dismissed. Photo: Courts Collins
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Two personal injury claims by James Jordan, the husband of reality TV star Jo Jordan, for damages totalling €120,000 have been thrown out of court.

Judge Rory MacCabe told Mr Jordan he did not accept his version of events relating to a road accident involving a 79-year-old woman, for which he claimed €60,000 damages.

In a second case, in which liability for negligent driving had already been conceded, Judge MacCabe threw out Mr Jordan's €60,000 damages claim because he failed to disclose to his doctors and the Injuries Board that he was claiming for injury in a third and earlier accident.

Mr Jordan (50), described as a carpet fitter, of Loachfail House, Carpenterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin, told defence barrister Conor Kearney he had been sent forward by the District Court for trial accused of a tax fraud involving more than €500,000.

He told Mr Kearney, who appeared for Axa Insurance with Claire Delahunty, of Delahunty O'Connor solicitors, he also faced charges for producing false invoices to a Revenue official as well as not submitting correct income tax or VAT returns.

Mr Jordan had sued Margaret Clarke (79), of Blanchardstown, Dublin, on the basis she had driven her Toyota Yaris into his parked Toyota Land Cruiser on October 22, 2014, at her local shopping centre.

‘Dublin Housewives’ TV star Jo Jordan. Photo: Tony Gavin
‘Dublin Housewives’ TV star Jo Jordan. Photo: Tony Gavin

He blamed John Connolly, of Arden View, Tullamore, Co Offaly, for causing the second accident only a fortnight later on November 6, 2014.

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