Peter Nygard has suffered yet another significant blow in the Supreme Court, with Justice Rhonda Bain refusing to hear his motion to lift a three-year-old injunction barring construction works at Nygard Cay.
Attorneys for Save The Bays (STB) successfully argued that Nygard is a “serial contemnor” already facing multiple applications to commit him to prison for contempt of court, “and therefore should not be allowed to make any application before the court until his contempt is purged.”
In her ruling (see attached), Justice Bain said, “The court holds that this is not an application where the court should exercise its discretion to hear the contemnor.”
The judge ordered that the first committal proceedings against Nygard must go forward before any application to lift the injunction, in place since June 2013, can be considered. Those committal proceedings are scheduled to take place on Friday of this week.