Gold coast Solicitor Off The Hook On Old Marketeering Claim

Posted on May 1, 2007 by | 0 Comments

Tim O'Dwyer M.B., LL.Bby Tim O’Dwyer M.A., LL.B Queensland Solicitor & Consumer Advocate watchdog@argonautlegal.com.au

Vince Rickards, a former partner in defunct Gold Coast law firm Sciacca & Sciacca, has succeeded in the dismissal of an $80,000.00 District Court negligence and breach of contract action commenced against him. The Court ruled in Rickards’ favour because of a prejudicial irregularity and a want of prosecution.

This action was one of more than 800 initiated by Brisbane litigation lawyers Carter Capner over recent years on behalf of a legion of over-priced property marketeering victims against marketers, real estate agents, financiers, finance/mortgage brokers, solicitors and others.

The unfortunate plaintiffs, Mark and Louise Hansell, were ordered to pay Rickards’ costs although Judge McGill indicated that Rickards might apply for a costs order against Carter Capner.


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