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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Court Case

All time
# football bloody hell
'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.
# Next Move
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.
# setanta insurance
'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.
# think before you tweet
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
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.
# The Fly
British songwriter accuses U2 of ripping off his song
The lawsuit says U2 heard his song after signing on with Island Records in 1989.
# Galway
'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
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”.
# fake news
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.
# embezzling funds
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.
# London
Rolf Harris 'groped blind, disabled woman', court hears
The former TV star is accused of assaulting seven women and girls between 1971 and 2003.
# Copyright Infringement
Irish Independent takes legal action against over plagiarism claims
The website is owned by Leo Sherlock who runs the operation as a sole trader.
# manslaughter trial
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.
# Defamation
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.
# Hong Kong
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
Taylor Swift donates $250k to help Kesha's 'financial needs'
A judge refused to end the singer’s six-album contract with Sony.
# Norway
Mass murderer Anders Breivik taking case against state over prison conditions
He killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage in 2011.
# Dublin
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.
# James Broderick
'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’.
# Bristol
Landlady "killed in row over the number of baths lodger had"
The trial continues in Bristol.
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.
# Louth
Woman tells court how she stuck knife into partner during fight
The accused pleaded not guilty to his murder.
# Courts
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.
# Death Penalty
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.
# Lawsuit
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.
# New Zealand
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threat to kill
Rudd had previously denied all allegations against him.
# family fight
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
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.
# All over
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
"I am a symphysiotomy survivor. I am glad it's all over"
A symphysiotomy case settled in the High Court for undisclosed fee
# Family court
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.
# nazi trial
On this day in 1945, Hitler's henchmen faced the Nuremberg trial
Under Nazi rule, more than 6 million Jews were killed.
# Ruling
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
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.
# law on paper
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.
# Pay Up
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.
# pay out
Russia ordered to pay Yukos shareholders $50 billion for violating international law
It was unanimously held that Russian authorities forced Yukos into bankruptcy.
# speed check
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.
# on trial
"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.
# Abuse
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.