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# Damages

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# compensation
Fifa makes massive damages claim against officials involved in bribery scandals
Football’s governing body has accepted that World Cup votes were sold but wants compensation from those involved for ‘tarnishing its brand’.
# High Court
Garda who was stabbed under eye on Halloween awarded €35k damages
The wound left a permanent indented scar on his face.
# Settled
Praveen Halappanavar settles medical negligence case over death of his wife Savita
31-year-old Savita Halappanavar died in Galway hospital in 2012.
# Dublin
Former restaurant manager awarded €18,000 in damages after cutting foot on broken flower pot plate
Angela Gamble told the Circuit Civil Court that she saw blood coming out of her shoe after walking over the broken ceramic plate.
# Damages
Teenager awarded €19k after electronic frame fell on her in Eason shop
The Circuit Court heard that she suffered a concussion injury and soft-tissue damage.
# Damages
'He was screaming and there was blood everywhere' - garda awarded €200,000 after pit bull attack
Garda John Leahy had to receive over 100 stitches and was out of work for a year after the attack.
# parallel parking
Woman awarded €16k in damages after suffering whiplash when driver 'tipped' her car
The woman said she suffered injuries to her neck and left shoulder.
# central remedial clinic
Special needs assistant loses damages claim after accusing principal of bullying
The woman had claimed she suffered anxiety and distress as a result of her treatment by the principal.
# Courts
Mountjoy prisoner, who claimed he was assaulted by a riot squad, loses €38,000 damages claim
Jonathan Grimes claimed he was beaten repeatedly with batons in October 2010.
# Rogues
Polish mother and son told if they're still in Ireland after tomorrow they will be arrested
A judge said there are “enough rogues and gangsters in this country without importing some”.
# public green
Settlement of €3k rejected after schoolboy cuts leg on broken glass
The injury has been described as being worth ten times that amount.
# Damages
Woman awarded €30,000 after being told “just do the f**king job”
The woman claimed she had been asked to do “illegal tasks”.
# Damages
Dunnes worker awarded €15k after slipping on wet floor while carrying box of doughnuts
Alison Leavey’s wrist was injured after it was caught in a door.
# Portlaoise
Further €9 million awarded to girl who suffered brain injury at birth
Roisin Conroy has cerebral palsy as a result of her birth at the hospital in Portlaoise in 2001.
# compensation
'Like my worst nightmare' - garda who faced down military-trained gunman tells of ordeal
The unarmed garda faced down and disarmed a robber who had been trained by the Lithuanian military.
# Courts
Girl (9) awarded €40k after finger severed between Dublin pharmacy doors
The young girl had to give up her piano lessons following the incident at Doc Morris Pharmacy in Lucan.
# regrettable
Mother of 7-year-old girl with cerebral palsy says apology from hospital 'too little too late'
Katie Manton was awarded €6.7 million in damages today.
# Gazza
Paul Gascoigne has won €264,000 in damages for having his phone hacked
The troubled former footballer, along with numerous other celebrities, has received a settlement from Mirror Group Newspapers.
# Damages
'No chance': Germany won't pay €162 billion 'owed' to Greece since WWII
The country’s central bank was forced to loan a massive sum to the Third Reich.
# Damages
Woman sues Google after Street View image shows her exposed breast
The photo showed the woman sitting outside her house and her face was blurred out.
# slippery slope
Man who sued MCD after breaking his ankle in Oxegen mud loses case
The judge ruled that his injury was not the fault of the promoters.
# Settlement
LinkedIn agrees to pay employees €4.4 million over wage violations
The professional social network said it paid more than $3.3 million in overtime back wages and $2.5 million in damages to workers in California, Illinois, Nebraska and New York.
# Damages
Adele's baby son wins damages over paparazzi photos
The one-year-old got a five-figure payout for the pictures of his ‘milestone moments’.
# Sue me
Aer Lingus is suing SIPTU
The airline has issued proceedings against SIPTU for damages caused by the strike action that was threatened for today.
# pat mustard
Father Ted festival organisers distance themselves from runaway milk float
Speed 3, in real life.
Column: Panti Bliss controversy raises major questions about RTE's role in public discourse
Some privately-owned news media can be described as having a particular editorial slant – but the state broadcaster has a duty to be balanced and challenge opinions that promote inequality, writes Catherine Murphy TD.
# Privacy
French actress sues Closer magazine over reported affair with Hollande
Julie Gayet is seeking €50,000 in damages for the report. If she wins, Closer will have to publish the legal verdict on its cover page.
# Madeleine McCann
Kate McCann in Portuguese court for libel case against police chief
The former detective published a book alleging that Madeleine McCann’s parents were involved in her disappearance from a vacation home in 2007.
# tellywatch
9 series on Netflix which might have passed you by
From legal thrillers, to reality trash, we’ve got you covered.
# lawyer up
Harper Lee sues agent's son-in-law over copyright of To Kill a Mockingbird
The 87-year-old author alleges her agent’s son-in-law took advantage of her declining health to get her to assign the book’s copyright to him.
# Data Protection
Insurer ordered to pay costs in data breach case
A High Court judgement is being hailed as a landmark ruling which makes businesses legally liable for data protection breaches.
# Damages
Judge slashes €1 billion Samsung-Apple penalty in half
Apple had accused its rival of massive and willful copying of its designs and technology for smartphones and tablets.
# Sweden
Swedish transsexuals seek damages for forced sterilisations
A court ruled last December that the practice – dating back to 1972 – is unconstitutional and violates human rights.
# High Court
Woman who gave birth after sterilisation awarded €100,000 in damages
Karen Hurley gave birth to a baby boy with a fatal illness following her failed steriliation procedure.
# Discrimination
Ex 'Price is Right' model gets $8.5 million in damages
The woman claimed the producers of the show discriminated against her after her pregnancy.
# Michaela McAreavey
Michaela's family to sue Mauritian paper for publishing dead body images
The 27-year-old was on honeymoon at the Legends (now Lux) Hotel in January 2011 when she was murdered.
# Environment
Engineer challenges legality of renewable energy plan in High Court
Pat Swords claims the public have been denied their legal right to participate in planning and funding decisions for green energy projects.
# Google
Australian wins $200k from Google for 'mobster' defamation
Milorad Trkulja accused Google of defaming him with material which he said implied he was a major crime figure in Melbourne.
# High Court
Widow receives landmark damages over death of husband
Margaret Madden today received over €720,000 in damages in relation to the shooting dead of her husband Terence in 1999.