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# London
Ex-model wins €62 million in divorce from Saudi billionaire
Her husband divorced her under Islamic law without her knowledge and married a 25-year-old Lebanese model in 2012.
# Settlement
Girl given €25,000 after being knocked down while chasing her dog
The girl had been visiting family friends.
# Settlement
Child awarded €10,000 after choking on plastic allegedly contained in a Cow&Gate baby food
The company made a €10,000 damages settlement offer, without admission of liability.
# Courts
Wife of Dave Mahon settles damages claim with Irish Water
Audrey Fitzpatrick had lodged a €60,000 claim against Dublin City Council and the water utility after falling into an open shore in May 2014.
# Swedish House Mafia
Man stabbed at infamous 2012 Phoenix Park concert settles damages claim
Fan Niall Davey had lodged a €60,000 claim against a number of defendants, including concert promoter MCD Productions.
# Settlement
Seven major banks to pay $324 million over accusations of manipulating interest rates
The money is to settle a lawsuit that followed a ruling in March.
# tamir rice
Family of 12-year-old shot by police should use $6 million payout to 'educate on danger of guns'
12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a junior police officer in November 2014.
# Catholic School
Teacher fired after anonymous letter said she was unmarried and pregnant settles case
The school said she breached her contract by going against the religious and moral teachings of the church.
# Courts
Hospital apologises after man settles case against HSE and doctor who delivered him for €4.1 million
Cerebral palsy sufferer Andrew Whelan took a legal action through his mother against the gynaecologist who delivered Andrew 22 years ago.
# That's a relief
You can now sing Happy Birthday for free
Strictly speaking every time you’ve sung it in recent times you’ve been breaching copyright. Not any longer however…
# 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.
# Settlement
Boy left paralysed after hospital treatment awarded €3.8 million
The interim payment will cover five years of care for Matthew McGrath.
# Shiver me timbers
Australia has just set a major precedent against online piracy, but could the same happen here?
Internet Service Providers are to be made hand over the identities of almost 5,000 people who illegally shared one movie.
# Birth
Family of child with brain injury slam "unacceptable" nine-year HSE delay
The HSE only last month admitted liability in the case of Tadhg Costello.
# sounds similiar
Tom Petty is now getting royalties from Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'
A dispute over similarities between a Petty single and Smith’s Stay With Me was settled out of court.
# Groundbreaking
Biggest payout in the history of Ireland made to Cork boy brain damaged at birth
Gill Russell was awarded €13.5 million at the High Court today.
# Long Time Coming
Pension deal for former Waterford Crystal workers on the table
The factory in Waterford closed in 2009 with the loss of 1,000 jobs.
# Court
Boy severely brain damaged before birth awarded €2.75m in High Court settlement
Linda McCarthy was expecting twins and was not admitted to St Joseph’s Hospital in Clonmel despite medical concerns.
# Tension
Israel to press ahead with 2,600 settler homes in Jerusalem
The housing units, which have been slated for construction since 2012, were given final approval this week.
# new solutions
EU tells Google to make more of an effort if it wants to settle search row
A deal between the company and the European Commission was agreed back in February, but new complaints will now need to be addressed.
# refunded
Google agrees to refund $19 million to parents for unwanted in-app purchases
The company has also agreed to update its practises to ensure that it receives parental consent for any purchases made.
# 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.
Opinion: Neither nation can survive without freedom and independence for the Palestinians
Israeli peace activist Nurit Peled-Elhanan calls on the international community to help end settlement expansion and bring peace to the region.
# Sorry
Fidelma Healy Eames 'vindicated' by Irish Daily Mail apology
The newspaper published two stories in 2012 about volunteer work the Senator had done.
# Price Fixing
Apple has dodged a massive $840 million price-fixing court case
The company agreed an out-of-court settlement with the parties involved, effectively avoiding a court case which was due to take place next month.
# Gulf of Mexico
US court upholds BP settlement for Gulf oil spill
The British energy giant reached a $7.8 billion settlement in 2012
'Heartbroken' family of Dhara Kivlehan call for inquest
The HSE agreed a settlement of €790,000 in court today.
# statement in full
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.
# home owner
Brendan Grace interview reveals Charlie Haughey helped buy his family their first house
Brendan Grace said money he received from an action taken against the former Taoiseach allowed him buy his family home.
# Courts
Dairygold settles High Court case brought by former CEO
The High Court case brought by Jerry Henchy against Dairygold has been settled this morning with the co-op paying €196k of the former chief’s legal costs.
# Settlement
Penn State agrees to pay out $60m to sex abuse victims
26 men will receive compensation for the crimes of former American football coach Jerry Sandusky.
# Settlement
Junior minister John Perry reaches deal with bank over €2.4 million debt
Minister for Small Business John Perry and his wife had a judgment of €2.47 million entered against them in the Commercial Court in July.
# Breakthrough
History made as NFL settles concussion lawsuit for $765m
The settlement will be paid out through medical benefits and injury compensation to more than 4,500 players.
# Middle East
US Secretary of State urges Palestinians against settlements reaction
John Kerry said that Palestinians must return to the negotiating table.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added awkward text messages
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Immigration
Domestic violence survivor wins High Court immigration case
The woman had been married to an EU national, but left him after being subjected to serious abuse. She has now won her right to stay in the country.
Column: "It's not uncommon to find four families living in a single tent"
Listening to the stories of people displaced by the conflict in Syria, you become accustomed to horror stories – but never immune to them, writes David Adams.
# the news
Google and French news websites reach agreement over the news
Google will set up a €60 million fund to help French newspapers develop online projects – but won’t stop indexing content from French news sites.
# Ouch
Berlusconi must pay wife €3 million a month alimony
The former prime minister of Italy will have to pay his ex-wife €100,000 a day as part of a legal separation settlement.
# Settlement
State receives €45m in settlement from MDU
Health Minister James Reilly said action had to be taken to ensure cover for patients and consultants.