Dunne in bid to avoid disclosing his emails
BANKRUPT property developer Seán Dunne has launched a legal bid to avoid handing over all of his emails to the official handling his US bankruptcy.
The businessman is taking the case after a US court found him in contempt of court for not providing all of his emails to Richard Coan. The Connecticut bankruptcy court also ordered Google and telecommunications company AT&T to provide it with emails from two gmail accounts belonging to the father of seven, who turns 63 tomorrow.
The court made its ruling at the beginning of this month and two weeks later Mr Dunne lodged an appeal. But it will be several months before the case comes before the US courts with a legal source predicting it could be at least early next year before the issue is resolved.
The court also ordered Mr Dunne to pay the legal expenses and fees of the contempt of court proceedings taken by Mr Coan which amount to $4,560.
appeal: Seán Dunne with Gayle Killilea