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#Court Case

# court-case - Sunday 13 September, 2020

'I really can't take it anymore', Zaghari-Ratcliffe says after Iran trial postponed at short notice

The British-Iranian national has been detained in Iran since 2016 when she was sentenced to five years in prison.

# court-case - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Court hears mothers were ‘moments from feeding infants baby food laced with blade fragments’

Nigel Wright, 45, denies planting the shards of metal in the baby food found in the Rochdale branch of Tesco.

# court-case - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Meghan Markle applies to High Court to prevent naming of five friends who defended her in media

The Duchess of Sussex’s friends spoke anonymously to People magazine in the US to defend her over ‘bullying behaviour’ by the British tabloid press.

# court-case - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Elon Musk to face defamation trial today over tweets about diver who helped in Thai cave rescue

Musk claims the phrase “pedo guy” was a common insult where he grew up that is “synonymous with ‘creepy old man’”.

# court-case - Friday 25 October, 2019

From The42 Liverpool win court battle with kit supplier New Balance, expected to announce Nike Legal Matter

Liverpool win court battle with kit supplier New Balance, expected to announce Nike

The European champions will see out their current deal before switching brands next season.

# court-case - Saturday 20 July, 2019

From The42 'The right decision' - Reece goes from cancelled Connacht deal to the All Blacks Debut

'The right decision' - Reece goes from cancelled Connacht deal to the All Blacks

IRFU CEO Philip Browne believes the union and Connacht made the right call.

# court-case - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Couple who claimed Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer awarded $2 billion in damages

A jury in California ordered the payout in what the couple’s legal team called a “historic” damages award.

# court-case - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

'We stand with Philomena': Rally calls on Harris and HSE to settle case of terminally-ill midwife

Philomena Canning, who is suffering from terminal ovarian cancer, is seeking damages from the HSE.

# court-case - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Dublin's Lord Mayor to keep house after bank's €1m claim struck out

He and his wife Joyce had a large mortgage debt on their home.

# court-case - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

From The42 Mourinho handed one-year jail sentence and €2m fine but will not serve time Undeclared Income

Mourinho handed one-year jail sentence and €2m fine but will not serve time

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid manager has settled his tax fraud case in Spain.

# court-case - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Teen claiming Leaving Cert marks were totted up incorrectly takes State exam board to High Court

The error could lose her a place on her chosen course in UCD, the court heard.

# court-case - Monday 30 July, 2018

'Either stand up or get out': Varadkar called on to explain why CervicalCheck cases ending up in court

In May, Varadkar said court cases relating to the health scandal would be be dealt with through mediation.

# court-case - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Murder, rape and manslaughter: This is what Ireland's courts looked like last year

The number of rape trials heard in the Central Criminal Court increased by 22% from 59 in 2016 to 77 last year.

# court-case - Friday 25 May, 2018

Alan Shatter is suing the Irish Times

It is the second time he has launched legal proceedings against the publication in the past six months.

# court-case - Friday 13 April, 2018

Data Commissioner expected to investigate potential IBRC data breach after complaint made

The Department of Finance confirmed that a former IBRC bank official had IBRC documents, and attempted to use them in an ongoing court case.

# court-case - Saturday 7 April, 2018

'I want to ask him why': Mother of Irish woman killed in India wants to face accused killer

Andrea Brannigan has been given rare permission to address the alleged murderer of her daughter Danielle during the trial.

# court-case - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Supreme Court dismisses Pro Life Campaign request to become adviser in 'defining the unborn' case

The Pro Life Campaign had argued that it had spent “a significant amount of time” on the issue of defining the unborn.

# court-case - Monday 5 February, 2018

Hugh Grant settles phone-hacking damages against UK newspapers

It’s been reported that the case was settled for a six-figure sum.

# court-case - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Charges dropped against one man accused of raping woman after Jason Derulo concert

Mr Justice Paul Butler ruled there was “insufficient evidence” against one of the two men charged in relation to the incident.

# court-case - Saturday 6 January, 2018

'Liberal' barrister fought game changer case that overturned the ban on importing contraceptives

Former Supreme Court justice Donal Barrington died this week at the age of 89.

# court-case - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Celebrities call for release of woman who killed man who paid for sex with her when she was 16

Cyntoia Brown has spent the past 13 years in prison and will not be eligible for parole until she is at least 67.

# court-case - Thursday 14 September, 2017

How much has Ireland's Apple tax appeal cost so far? Over €3.6 million and counting

The government has spent €1.7m on legal fees this year alone.

# court-case - Friday 11 August, 2017

Delivery giant DHL must pay over €70,000 to an accident-prone driver it sacked

The court said his dismissal was “disproportionate and unwarranted”.

# court-case - Saturday 29 July, 2017

'Rest in peace, Charlie': Tributes pour in for 11-month-old baby at centre of legal battle who has died

His story dominates the UK papers, and figures such as the Pope and Prime Minister Theresa May have paid tribute.

# court-case - Monday 10 July, 2017

Parents of Charlie Gard to bring 'new evidence' to court in bid for US treatment

His father Chris Gard asked a barrister representing the hospital today: “When are you going to start telling the truth?”

Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges

The former Sydney and Melbourne archbishop has always maintained his innocence.

# court-case - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Northern Ireland court overturns ruling that abortion laws are in breach of human rights law

The court also ruled that the final say on abortion laws should rest with Stormont and the national legislature.

# court-case - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Bungee instructor's poor English 'led to Dutch teen jumping off bridge unsecured'

The instructor is in court to face charges that he caused the teenager’s death.

# court-case - Friday 28 April, 2017

'This wasn't about him not getting a game': Father denies son getting dropped a factor in court case

The now-18-year-old lost a court case alleging that his football team bullied him and caused post-traumatic stress.

# court-case - Friday 31 March, 2017

Denis O'Brien to take his time pondering an appeal after 'disappointing' court ruling

He did say, however, that he was encouraged by some aspects of the courts’ judgement.

# court-case - Monday 13 March, 2017

'I'm still heartbroken': Woman who lost partner and friend in horrific crash in 'substantial' debt

Kate Flynn was awarded a large payout but hasn’t received any money due to a long-running legal battle.

# court-case - Friday 10 March, 2017

Blogger awarded £24k in damages after suing Katie Hopkins for defamation

Jack Monroe’s lawyer said “the price of not saying sorry has been very high” in this case.

# court-case - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Judge hits out at people who let 'dangerous dogs' roam around off-lead and un-muzzled

The comments were made at a hearing where a young boy was awarded €25,000 in damages after being bitten by a neighbour’s German Shepherd.

# court-case - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

British songwriter accuses U2 of ripping off his song

The lawsuit says U2 heard his song after signing on with Island Records in 1989.

# court-case - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

'Nothing will ever remove our grief for the life Sadhbh lost': Settlement reached in brain damage case

Sadhbh Farrell was left with severe cerebral palsy after she failed to receive treatment for jaundice shortly after birth.

# court-case - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Catholic group fails to shut down 'immoral' infidelity dating site

The site called its court win a “victory of freedom of speech over religious bigotry”.

# court-case - Monday 6 February, 2017

Syrian refugee sues Facebook Ireland Ltd over defamatory photos

Facebook’s European headquarters are accused of failing to take down doctored images that falsely link the man to Islamist attacks.

# court-case - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Former manager admits to stealing €4.5 million from singer Alanis Morissette

The accused is said to have used the money to fuel a lavish lifestyle.

# court-case - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Rolf Harris 'groped blind, disabled woman', court hears

The former TV star is accused of assaulting seven women and girls between 1971 and 2003.

Irish Independent takes legal action against over plagiarism claims

The website is owned by Leo Sherlock who runs the operation as a sole trader.

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