DENIS O’HARE appeared in the Paphos District Court last Thursday and is contesting the writ moved against him by Armonia Estates Ltd and Pantelis Leptos. Mr O’Hare who was joined in the courtroom by some 25 supporters of the Cyprus Property Action Group (CPAG).
Last month, the court instructed Mr O’Hare to cease publishing a page on the Cyprus Property Action Group’s website that was allegedly libellous of Armonia Estates. This precipitated the closure of the CPAG website to avoid similar retaliation being taken by other developers referred to on the site.
As well as collecting information about problems that property buyers were experiencing, the Cyprus Property Action Group website contained case studies and articles describing the various scams allegedly perpetrated by numerous property developers and lawyers on the island.
A statement issued by Leptos Estates in response to an earlier article on the ‘gagging order’ against Mr O’Hare said “…it is our duty to take all appropriate actions in order to safeguard our company’s reputation.”
O’Hare and his lawyers were given two weeks to present written grounds for opposing the earlier court ruling. The next hearing is scheduled to take place on Friday, 11th June.