Yearly Archives: 2019

Harry Styles to testify in court against alleged stalker

Harry Styles has found that out in recent times, as he claims that a man has been stalking him by sleeping outside his London house and putting notes through his letterbox.

The former One Direction singer has alleged that Spanish man Pablo Tarazaga-Orero has been stalking him for two months and has also made unwanted approaches to him on the street, according to The Sun. Police have arrested him - but as he denies the charge of stalking, it means that Styles will have to give evidence in court during his trial.

The alleged stalker appeared in court yesterday, with the charge sheet claiming that he had “pursued a course of conduct which amounted to the stalking of Harry Styles”.

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ex-Air Corps mechanic’s case alleging exposure to dangerous chemicals

The State must disclose a range of documents to a former aircraft mechanic in the Air Corps who is suing it over his alleged exposure on dates during the 1990s to dangerous chemicals, the Supreme Court has ruled.

In his personal injury proceedings, yet to be heard, Gavin Tobin also alleges he was, on one occasion during the 1990s, subject to “tubbing” - doused with chemicals by other Air Corps personnel.

He is among several former mechanics suing over alleged exposure to dangerous chemicals and solvents during their employment.

Today, a five-judge Supreme Court gave a unanimous judgment overturning a Court of Appeal (COA) decision that Mr Tobin’s discovery application was premature.

The Supreme Court disagreed...

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€7.25 million for patient who was injured on day release

A LIMERICK man who was released on a day pass from a psychiatric unit and later fell from a multi-storey car park has settled his High Court action against the HSE for €7.25million. Andrew Curtin of Ballinacurra Gardens ran from his mother’s car in Limerick city in September 2011 and into a multi-storey car park where he fell from the first floor and suffered “appalling injuries” to his spine, the court heard. Liability was admitted by the HSE. Mr Curtin had been admitted to the hospital after coming off his medication for a condition diagnosed nine years earlier as depression with psychotic features. It was claimed that two days before he got his day release pass, Mr Curtin had been regarded as “high risk.” Mr Curtin, who is 35 and now uses a wheelchair, was...
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Surgical hernia mesh lawsuits

Here is a brief history of using surgical (hernia) mesh: 1970’s: Surgical (hernia) mesh used to correct various hernias. 1990’s: Using a mesh for hernia repairs gains wide acceptance by doctors. 2010: $1.5 million verdict against R. Bard regarding it’s Kugel hernia mesh. 2011: $184 million paid by Bard to settle over 1,000 hernia mesh claims. April 2016: FDA warns the public about “many reports” that patients with hernia mesh experienced “pain, infection, recurrence, adhesion, obstruction, and perforation”. 2018: Ethicon Physiomesh lawsuits in federal court are consolidated in the Northern District of Georgia for pre-trial proceedings. See Physiomesh MDL Court Sets Schedule for First Bellwether Trial by ERIC T. CHAFFIN NOV 20, 2018 This snapshot of events is just the tip of the iceberg. The number of surgical mesh manufacturers has grown _ and continues to grow...
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Britney Spears granted five-year restraining order against ex-manager

A Los Angeles judge has slapped a five-year ‘civil harassment’ restraining order on Britney Spears’ ex-manager after the troubled singer requested it.

Sam Lutfi was accused of stirring up the 'Free Britney' movement by urging its followers to 'raise hell' and 'unleash' against her conservatorship that’s been run by her father James for more than a decade.

The accusation came at a downtown Los Angeles court hearing where the the 37 year-old singer’s legal team asked Judge Brenda Penny to force Lutfi to stay 200 yards away from her.

Lutfi - who appeared in court today with a shaved head and wearing a dark jacket and dark jeans - ‘says to the public, "raise hell" and "unleash",’ attorney Chad Hummel...

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Nick Knowles Slapped With Driving Ban After Admitting Two Offences

DIY SOS host Nick Knowles has been banned from driving for six months after being caught speeding and using his phone at the wheel. 

The TV presenter appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on Wednesday for sentencing. 

A judge also fined Knowles almost £1,500 after he previously pleaded guilty to the two driving offences. 

He was caught driving at 85mph in a 70mph zone while driving his Range Rover on the A417 Brockworth Bypass on January 28.

Knowles also told magistrates that he been using his mobile phone, despite having a hands-free kit, due to a “dodgy power lead”.

He received six points on his licence for the offence, which resulted in a driving ban as he...

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IAAF bids to overturn Swiss court ruling on Semenya

Athletics world governing body the IAAF will bid to quickly overturn the court order which means Caster Semenya can temporarily continue to compete in the 800 metres without taking hormone-suppressing drugs.

The Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT) has ordered the IAAF to suspend the implementation of its controversial eligibility regulations for the South African while her appeal against them is pending.

The double Olympic 800m champion had appealed against the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling which approved the introduction by the IAAF of a new testosterone limit for female athletes who want to compete internationally between 400m and a mile.

The IAAF said the order applied only to Semenya and did not cover any other athletes with so-called Disorders of sex development (DSD).

It said in a statement on Tuesday: "The IAAF will...

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Fine Gael To Review Issues Around Maria Bailey’s Dropped Personal Injury Claim

Fine Gael will carry out a review of issues around Maria Bailey's personal-injury claim, which the TD has now dropped.

Maria Bailey discussed the matter with the Taoiseach yesterday afternoon and the party confirmed last night that a full review will now take place.

Fine Gael's review into the circumstances of Maria Bailey's now cancelled injury claim will be undertaken by senior counsel, David Kennedy.

The party expects the review to be complete before the end of next week.

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Boris Johnson to face court over claims he made

Tory leader contender Boris Johnson will be summonsed to court to face accusations of misconduct in public office over claims he was lying when he said the UK gave the EU £350 million a week.

The former foreign minister faces a private prosecution by campaigner Marcus Ball.

Lawyers representing Mr Ball lodged an application to summons Mr Johnson to court, claiming he had deliberately misled the public during the Brexit referendum campaign in 2016 and then repeated the statement during the 2017 general election.

In a written decision, District Judge Margot Coleman said Mr Johnson will be summonsed to court.

She wrote: "The allegations which have been made are unproven accusations and I do not make...

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How can airports prevent personal injury lawsuits?

Who is held liable for personal injuries at an airport?

When an accident occurs in an airport terminal, e.g., when a passenger is going from one gate to another, near the food court, in waiting areas, at the passenger pickup zone, or other public spaces, and the accident is caused by negligence on the part of the airport management or employees, the airport is often held responsible.

In some cases, both the airport and the airline could be liable – for instance, when an accident occurs in the airport’s public area but involves an airline employee.

As an airport manager, it’s crucial to understand the delineation of liability (e.g., airport vs. airline) so the right resources can be...

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