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What are the consequences to a claimant if proven beyond all

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What are the consequences to a claimant if proven beyond all doubt to be found lying under oath within a civil claim in county court. Is it perjury? Would the judge throw out the claim?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Remus2004 replied 1 year ago.
Hi
It could be perjury. It depends on the nature of the lie and it's importance in the case as a whole.
If it is important then such a person could be charged with perjury. The reality is that it is not likely but it could happen.
In terms of whether it would be thrown out, it depends how important the lie is. The Judge could well take the view that he cannot trust such a witness and disbelieve their claim.
If it is unimportant then it might well be ignored. Most witnesses lie about something. It isn't always important though.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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