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#Court Case

# court-case - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Mother allegedly gave daughter toxic level of sedative, court hears

Bernadette Scully is on trial for the manslaughter of her daughter Emily Barut at their home.

# court-case - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

University dean awarded €2.7m over false Rolling Stone rape story

Nicole Eramo had sought $7.5 million (€6.6 million) in damages after an article claimed she had discouraged reporting of an alleged gang rape.

# court-case - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Psychologist says killing was not part of British banker's sadistic fantasy

Mental health experts giving evidence in his trial said he was not in control of his actions.

# court-case - Monday 22 February, 2016

Taylor Swift donates $250k to help Kesha's 'financial needs'

A judge refused to end the singer’s six-album contract with Sony.

# court-case - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Mass murderer Anders Breivik taking case against state over prison conditions

He killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage in 2011.

# court-case - Friday 4 December, 2015

Woman with Down syndrome could not consent to sex, court told

A man is accused of luring the woman back to his house and raping her after she became separated from her mother.

# court-case - Monday 2 November, 2015

'My childhood was like a war zone': Daughter says father's abuse ruined her life

Rita Broderick was raped and sexually abused as a young girl. She has described her father’s seven year sentence as a ‘good outcome’.

# court-case - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Landlady "killed in row over the number of baths lodger had"

The trial continues in Bristol.

# court-case - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Snowden leaks provided momentum to bring us to this crucial point in data protection

It’s important to pause and consider the manner in which Edward Snowden has influenced the direction of EU data protection law, writes Maria Helen Murphy.

# court-case - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Woman tells court how she stuck knife into partner during fight

The accused pleaded not guilty to his murder.

# court-case - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Man who attacked two people on a Dublin Bus told victim: "I'm going to kill you"

The 26-year-old accused had taken a large amount of alcohol and tablets when he assaulted the two people.

# court-case - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Nun portrayed in Dead Man Walking movie says Boston bomber is remorseful

A jury will decide if he should be sentenced to death or life without parole.

# court-case - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

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Gamblers in Vegas are suing Manny Pacquiao for not revealing his shoulder injury

People who purchased the event on pay-per-view are also expected to form part of the class action suit.

# court-case - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threat to kill

Rudd had previously denied all allegations against him.

# court-case - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Robin Williams' family fight over his Oscar - but don't want to go to court

The dispute centres on objects related to the actor’s career, such as his 1998 Oscar.

# court-case - Sunday 15 March, 2015

The messy legal battle for who actually owns Oskar Schindler's lists

Forty years after his death, a court case is playing out in Jerusalem over Oskar Schindler’s belongings.

# court-case - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

On the 19th: Legal dispute between Rory McIlroy and Horizon settled out of court

No details have been released about the size of the settlement, though.

# court-case - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

"I am a symphysiotomy survivor. I am glad it's all over"

A symphysiotomy case settled in the High Court for undisclosed fee

# court-case - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Christmas is not an excuse for delays: State told to find teenage girl in care a place to live

The solicitor for the Child and Family Agency wanted the case adjourned until January.

# court-case - Thursday 20 November, 2014

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On this day in 1945, Hitler's henchmen faced the Nuremberg trial

Under Nazi rule, more than 6 million Jews were killed.

# court-case - Friday 14 November, 2014

High Court rules direct provision does not breach human rights

The €19.10 payment and the operation of direct provision were not deemed unlawful.

# court-case - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Lydia Foy settles transgender birth cert case against the State

The settlement was made following a “firm intention” by Government to introduce a Gender Recognition Bill.

# court-case - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?

FGM was outlawed in Ireland two years ago, but no one has been convicted under the new law yet.

# court-case - Friday 1 August, 2014

Cost order to challengers of Children's Referendum could be breach of rights

Mattie McGrath said any such order will deter any future petitioners taking cases against authorities.

# court-case - Monday 28 July, 2014

Russia ordered to pay Yukos shareholders $50 billion for violating international law

It was unanimously held that Russian authorities forced Yukos into bankruptcy.

# court-case - Friday 11 July, 2014

High Court ruling may result in the dismissal of many speeding cases

Justice Kearns said it is ‘insufficient’ for the gardaí to state that it is ‘normal or usually the case’ that the photographic record is included with the summons.

# court-case - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

"We close the case for the defence." - It's down to closing arguments in the Pistorius trial

The trial will break until 7 August when both sides will make their last arguments.

# court-case - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

More people who say they were abused by Rolf Harris have come forward

Rolf Harris is due to be sentenced on Friday after being found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault.

# court-case - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Dublin City and County Courts set for first overhaul in decades

With no change, the Court Services said they will have to cut back services.

# court-case - Monday 28 April, 2014

Judicial review of Facebook data case to begin in High Court tomorrow

The Europe V Facebook group launched the action last year after the Irish Data Protection Commissioner decided not to investigate Facebook over its involvement in the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program.

# court-case - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Dead rat stench and mice on desks: Woman gets €20k over rodents at work

Amanda Byrne said she had a life-long phobia and was petrified to go to work in case a rat or mouse crossed her path.

# court-case - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Funeral of Tom O'Gorman to be held tomorrow

The removal will take place this evening in Castleknock.

# court-case - Saturday 11 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

# court-case - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Video: Police shouted down after verdict in London riots case

There were angry scenes outside a London court this evening after a jury found that Mark Duggan had been lawfully killed.

# court-case - Monday 16 December, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

HSE paid out over €255m on legal fees since 2005 Exclusive

The legal fees bill reached over €46.5m in 2012, an increase of more than €10 million on 2011.

# court-case - Friday 6 December, 2013

Sean Dunne fails in bid to overturn bankruptcy

“I am a victim of lots of inaccurate publicity” Sean Dunne is quoted as saying in an email used as evidence in court.

Cocaine, cannabis, crystal meth and a gun seized in Longford

A man in his 20s is to appear in court today in relation to the seizure.

# court-case - Friday 29 November, 2013

Parents of Dylan Gaffney Hayes release statement about €8.5m HSE settlement

The family of Dylan Gaffney Hayes, who suffered catastrophic brain injuries during birth, was awarded a settlement of €8.5 million in the High Court today.

Charles Saatchi 'has no proof' Nigella Lawson took drugs

Charles Saatchi appeared in court today to give evidence in the trial of sisters Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo.