Monthly Archives: May 2018

Prevent losses when dividing assets in a divorce

The nation's capital may be smaller than any state but still sees its fair share of divorces with an average of 2.9 out of every 1,000 people getting divorced, according to 2011 data released by the Center for Disease Control. That means that every day there are people that must determine how to divide marital assets and liabilities in light of the end of a marriage. The very nature of a divorce can be sad for all involved but when proper processes are not followed, the impact can grow in the form of lost assets. Taking care to follow some basic advice and steps will help to prevent such unnecessary losses. Let percentages be your guide If you and your almost-former-spouse are determining who will get what portion of a particular asset, you...
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Proof That You Need Personal Accident Solicitor

Why is it important to seek the help of a Personal Accident Solicitor? Personal injury can happen at any time without your knowledge. No matter how carefully you are living your life, another person’s carelessness can lead you to injuries, and sometimes injuries can change your life permanently. Whiles some can suffer from pedestrian accidents, motor accidents, and road accidents, several others can encounter injuries through medical malpractice, railroad injuries, and even dog bites. Even though all these are very common in daily life, it can make your life like hell and lead to great discomfort. There are some kinds of personal injury cases, where you can urge for appropriate compensation. All you need is to hire a Personal Accident Solicitor. These are the people who have required knowledge of the legal...
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Court awards retired garda €200,000 over injuries

A former garda who reluctantly retired from the force because of injuries he suffered when assaulted while working, has been awarded almost €200,000 in damages in the High Court.Mr Justice Bernard Barton said Peter Maguire was on duty in a patrol car with a colleague in September 2005 at Owenabue car park, Carrigaline, Co Cork, when he noticed a man roaring, shouting and making abusive gestures at them.The judge said Mr Maguire, who sued the Minister for Finance under a Garda Compensation claim, decided to arrest the man for public order offences but he resisted his arrest and assaulted both officers.The assailant hit Mr Maguire several times on his chest before throwing him against the patrol car and then to the ground where the struggle continued.The judge said it took...
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Former NCIS star Pauley Perrette hit with personal injury lawsuit

Actress Pauley Perrette’s ex-husband has accused her of sending him death threats. Canadian musician Coyote Shivers has filed a personal injury case against the former NCIS star, claiming she threatened his life and tried to defame him. Perrette and Shivers were married from 2000 to 2006 and during their acrimonious divorce, the actress accused her ex-husband of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. However, Shivers now alleges Perrette has been stalking him since they split and once broke into his house through a window and attacked a female friend. If you've been affected by any item in this story please visit our Personal Injury page Source: Canoe...
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Man who harassed Sharon Ní Bheoláin to be sentenced

A man who harassed RTÉ newsreader Sharon Ní Bheoláin will be sentenced at today for this and three separate counts of possessing child abuse images. Conor O’Hora (41) of Heather Walk, Portmarnock, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to harassing Ní Bheoláin between 27 March 2013 and 7 January 2014. He further pleaded guilty to three counts of knowingly possessing child pornography on a mobile phone and on a computer hard drive at Station Road, Portmarnock on 18 February 2014. The court heard that the harassment involved posting over 30 modified photos of Ní Bheoláin on a website which was reachable through a Google search of her name. The pornography charges involved the possession of roughly 100 images of children involved in sexually explicit activity, and 40 sexually explicit and violent online...
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Cliff Richard not asking for special treatment

Lawyers representing Cliff Richard have told a High Court judge overseeing the singer’s fight with the BBC that he is not asking for “special treatment”. They told Mr Justice Mann that Mr Richard wanted to be treated like “anyone else”. The judge today finished analysing evidence and legal argument at a High Court trial in London which has lasted more than three weeks. He said he would deliver a ruling on a date to be fixed. Mr Richards, 77, has sued the BBC over coverage of a South Yorkshire Police search on his home in August 2014 and wants damages at the “top end” of the scale.   Source: Irish Examiner...
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Niall Horan opens up about relationship struggles

Niall Horan has opened up about the ways in which his job has affected his personal life, saying he has "learned to deal with it better than I used to." 24-year-old Niall spoke about the challenges of being on the road from such a young age with One Direction, and now with his solo career, saying it is "demanding on your personal life." "Being in a relationship when you’re 18 or 19 is hard enough anyway, because it’s your whole world but when you have such a demanding job and you’re not in the same place as that person at the time, it can be quite tough and I’ve learned to deal with it better than I used to," Niall told Eoghan McDermott as part of his RTÉ Concert Orchestra Special. "I used...
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Jury in David Drumm trial views Central Bank account statements showing €7.2bn payments

The jury at David Drumm's conspiracy to defraud trial heard evidence from a former manager at the Central Bank, on day 70 of the hearing at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Pamela Lennon, the first prosecution witness from the Central Bank, said she oversaw a shared network of computers, accessed by all Central Banks across Europe, in 2008. She said this network captured the real-time balances of individual banks in each member state. “These records gave a read out of how much money a particular bank had on a given day,” she said. David Drumm (51) of Skerries, Co Dublin, has pleaded not guilty to conspiring with former bank officials Denis Casey, William McAteer, John Bowe and others to defraud depositors and investors at Anglo by “dishonestly” creating the impression that deposits in 2008 were...
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€60K Damages for woman traumatised in filling station robbery

A 64-year-old woman who lived for almost two years behind drawn blinds in her home following a robbery at work has settled a €60,000 damages claim for an undisclosed sum.

Theresa Cullen, formerly of Tamarisk Heights, Kilnamanagh, Tallaght, Dublin, told the Circuit Civil Court Monday that when she worked as a cashier in a Topaz filling station she had been confronted by two robbers, one carrying a wheelbrace. They had escaped with only a small amount of money.

Ms Cullen, who told barrister Andrew Walker who appeared with McKeever Solicitors for Topaz Energy Limited that she had since moved to a new home in Tralee, Co Kerry, said she froze when confronted by the robbers and was afterwards unable to leave her home alone for almost two years.

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€42.5k settlement for cut finger in woodwork class

A 17-year-old student who suffered a laceration to a finger when he was cut by a saw in his school woodwork class has settled his High Court action against the school for €42,500 It was claimed that Robin, while at woodwork class, was cutting a piece of wood on a band saw when a fellow classmate allegedly pushed the piece of wood he was cutting which caused Robin's right index finger to come in contact with the saw blade. It was claimed there was an alleged failure to take any reasonable steps or precautions for the safety of the schoolboy and it was further claimed there was an alleged failure to readjust the blade guide and by association the guard for each piece of timber being cut. This should have also formed, it...
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