Yearly Archives: 2018

€75,000 settlement over faulty fuel pump incident

Two Dublin children, who were sprayed with petrol and fumes at a faulty fuel pump when they were aged four years and 21 months respectively, have been awarded almost €75,000 damages against Tesco Ireland Limited.

Barrister Hugh B Byrne told the Circuit Civil Court that Harvey Ring, now aged 11, and his brother Zachary, now aged eight, were with their mother at the Tesco filling station at Clarehall, Malahide Road, as she attempted to put petrol in the family car.

The boys sued Tesco Ireland Limited through Ms Ring, of Ridgewood Avenue, Forest Road, Swords, Co Dublin, who also told Circuit Court President Mr Justice Raymond Groarke in a sworn statement that Zachary, who had been asleep in the back of her car, had also...

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Woman who was given incorrect test result now seriously ill

A 52-year-old woman who claims she was given the incorrect result for a breast cancer gene test eight years ago is now seriously ill with ovarian cancer, the High Court has heard. It is claimed the report from the testing laboratory showed a pathogenic change of the BRCA 1 gene, but in a letter sent to the woman and her treating doctor on 27 January 2010 it was incorrectly stated the breast cancer gene was normal. The woman, whose youngest child is ten years old, has claimed she has suffered a loss of chance and the opportunity to take and seek medical advice to mitigate her risk of developing cancer. She has further claimed if she had been made aware of the mutation and pathogenic change of the BRCA 1 gene in January...
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N7 workers who were treated “appallingly” by employers awarded more than €1m

The High Court has awarded more than €1m damages and interest to a group of Portuguese workers who claimed they lived in “terrible conditions” at a “work camp” provided by his former employers when they were building a section of the N7 motorway in 2007 and 2008.

The award was made by Justice Carmel Stewart who said the workers were “treated appallingly by their employers”. 

Noting that the workers had been working in Ireland for periods up to two years the Judge said that “it beggars belief that their ordeal could have lasted for so long”.

The 20 workers claimed they were underpaid while working for three Portuguese companies, called the RAC Eire Partnership, that were contracted to construct the section of motorway between Limerick...

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Cristiano Ronaldo receives two-year prison sentence for tax fraud

And now Ronaldo, whose summer move to Juventus was made contingent by authorities upon reaching a settlement with the courts over what was owed, will be summoned to appear before the court to hear the verdict - which a be a two-year prison sentence.

He has applied to the courts to appear by video-link.

Spanish law dictates that jail sentences of two years and under are to be suspended for first-time offenders, pending the accused not committing any further crimes in Spain during that period.

Source:  Irish Mirror

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Trump reckons Saturday Night Live sketches should be tested in #court

The sketch really takes aim at Trump, and we can kind of see why he's so annoyed by it. In this world, Trump has been divorced by his wife, who's accent is completely American now, as it appears that being around him for so long "hurt her language skills".

Matt Damon even makes an appearance as Brett Kavanaugh. Trump asks him how the Supreme Court is going, to which he replies: "Me on the Supreme Court? With my temperament? Are you insane!?"

Have a look for yourself here, even Robert DeNiro makes an appearance:


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Boy knocked down at level crossing settles case for €100,000

A schoolboy who was knocked down as he walked across a level crossing at a retail park with his father has settled his High Court case for €100,000.

Dylan Duffy's counsel, Vincent Foley SC, told the High Court the car drove "straight through" the zebra crossing at Carrickmines Retail Park, Co Dublin.

The boy, who was seven years old at the time, was knocked unconscious, Counsel said.

Counsel said while the boy regained consciousness quickly, he remained confused for the next 24 hours, and that Dylan was taken to hospital but he did not suffer any brain injury and remained in hospital for a few days.

Counsel said the boy suffered a fracture to his collarbone...

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Angelina Jolie Compromises With Brad Pitt In Custody Battle

Jolie reportedly still has over 50 percent of the custody for their six children, but it’s still a huge victory for Pitt who has managed to obtain the right to spend more time with the bunch than he used to.

‘The custody battle was long and arduous. and in the end, Angelina conceded a lot, mainly because she knew that she had few options otherwise, and she did not want to have to drag the kids into court and make it even more traumatic for them,’ the source explained to the outlet.

So Angelina’s main reason to sign the deal was to protect the kids from the already prolonged and very ugly legal battle.

At the same time, another...

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Family to sue over autism aid wait

A High Court judge has given the family of a four-year-old boy with autism leave to pursue aggravated damages against the HSE over its failure to deliver an assessment of need for him within the required timeframe.

The ex parte application for judicial review was made last Monday, seeking aggravated damages on behalf of the boy, and claiming that without the proper resources, there is a “serious risk that his development may be permanently affected”. It also hit out at the “futile” complaints mechanism and claims the HSE uses it as a “delaying tactic”.

Tallaght Solicitors are specialist solicitors in relation to Medical Negligence, so if you have been affected by this issue, please visit our Medical Negligence page.

Al Sharpton’s daughter bags $95K settlement from NYC for sprained ankle case

Al Sharpton‘s eldest child, Dominique Sharpton, scored a $95,000 settlement from the city of New York over a sprained ankle she suffered in 2015, claiming she permanently injured her ankle after she fell on a Manhattan street reports the NY Post.

If you have been affected by the issues raised in this story, please visit our Personal Injury Claims page.

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Cardi B Announces That She and Offset Are Splitting Up

Cardi B made a shocking announcement on Instagram late Tuesday night when she posted a video of her confirming that she and husband Offset are getting a divorce. The two have been married for over a year now and had a daughter named Kulture together back in July. In the clip, Cardi says that she and Offset had been trying to make things work to no avail, adding, "We've got a lot of love for each other, but things just haven't been working out between us for a long time, and it's nobody's fault. I guess we grew out of love." She then ended the video, saying, "We're not together anymore. It might take time to get a divorce. I'm going to always have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter's...
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