Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A widow has told the High Court she was wrongly held liable for a €3.2million debt owed by her ex-lovers company, Top Quarries Ballinasloe Ltd.
Yvonne Cotter claims her signature was forged on a personal guarantee on monies advanced to the company for the purchase of a quarry in 2005.
Ms Cotter says earlier this month a receiver was appointed for two rental properties she owns in Glasnevin and Ballymun in Dublin.
In April, Everyday Finance issued a claim for 3.19 million euros for personal guarantees which it denies having given in relation to sums advanced to Top Quarries Ballinasloe Ltd.
Ms Cotter was in a relationship with businessman William Jones from 2001 to 2011 – during which time she says he was involved in dozens of businesses, of which she had no knowledge or involvement.
It is alleged that Mr Jones signed documents on her behalf without her knowledge and exerted ‘undue influence’ on her to sign documents which she had neither read nor understood.
It is also claimed that his signature on a personal guarantee document covering the multi-million euro debt was forged by a third party.
She seeks a declaration that she is not liable for the debt, an order that any claims against her in respect of debts owed by Top Quarries Ballinasloe Ltd are barred and further seeks damages.
Judge Brian O’ Moore returned the case to a date next month.