US comedian Bill Cosby has been found guilty of three counts of sexual assault, each of which carries a potential 10 years in prison.The actor, 80, has been on trial for drugging and assaulting ex-basketball player Andrea Constand in 2004. Cosby, the first major black actor on primetime TV, will remain out of jail until he is sentenced, the judge ruled. He lost his temper after the verdict, as prosecutors argued he should be denied bail. The prosecutor argued that he should be held because he is "somebody who has unlimited wealth" and could flee on a private plane. "He doesn't have a plane," Cosby then erupted, adding a vulgarity which he directed at the prosecutor. "I feel like my faith in humanity is restored," Cosby accuser Lili Bernard said outside the courthouse. "We are...
A van driver who claimed he hurt his back when a mattress he was delivering was lifted by a gust of wind into the air, draggging him four metres, has been awarded €380,000 damages.
Declan Homan was delivering the mattress to an apartment on the last of 16 deliveries when he was “caught by a gust of wind”, the High Court heard.
Mr Justice Kevin Cross dismissed claims by Mr Homan’s employer the incident occurred due to an “Act of God” and found negligence for reasons including training failures in relation to lifting mattresses.
The fact the particular gust of wind was unpredictable does not result in a successful defence of Acts of God, he held. He put a stay on the €380,000 award pending...