Category Archives: Courts

Brad Pitt Reportedly Fighting For Joint Custody Amid Angelina Jolie Divorce

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reportedly met in person recently to work out their ongoing divorce settlement. The main issue at the moment is the custody of the children. The two currently have a temporary arrangement that allows Pitt to see his kids, and are looking to find a permanent solution.

According to a report by US Weekly, Pitt and Jolie met twice recently at Los Angeles to discuss the divorce settlement, the most recent on being on Jan. 30. A source familiar with the proceedings said that the two have met before to talk about the pending issues.

One of the issues they have to settle is the custody of their six kids. A second source said that they have a “foundation”...

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Girl with cerebral palsy settles case for €6m

A seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who had sued over the circumstances of her birth at a Galway hospital has settled her High Court action for €6m. Faye Walsh, Mr Justice Kevin Cross was told, has spastic quadriplegia, is non-verbal and can only communicate with her family by making noises and smiling. She is a full-time wheelchair user and will require 24-hour care for the rest of her life. Counsel for Faye, Denis McCullough SC, told the court it was their case that an obstetrician should have been notified earlier and the vacuum-assisted delivery of Faye at University Hospital, Galway, on August 15, 2011, should have been done earlier. Outside court, the Walsh's solicitor Michael Boylan said it was the end of a two-week trial and a four-year battle for the Walsh family. Faye Walsh...
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€11m settlement for woman with cerebral palsy

An young woman has received a settlement of €11m at the High Court as a result of the circumstances surrounding her birth at the Erinville Hospital in Cork. Margaret is almost 19 years old and is described as "smiley and affectionate", but she has severe cerebral palsy, requires 24-hour care, cannot walk and is non-verbal. She was born at the now closed Erinville Hospital in Cork on 1 March 2000. Her mother's original due date was estimated to be 13 February, but later changed to 19 February. The court heard Margaret's mother, Claire, should have been induced earlier. While she was in labour, a monitor showed abnormalities in the foetal heart rate and Mrs Hurley's blood pressure was described as "through the roof". A scan carried out after her birth showed Margaret's brain had...
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Usher divorcing wife Grace Miguel after three years of marriage

Grace Miguel and popular singer Usher are divorcing after three years of marriage.

Usher has filed for divorce from his wife, Grace Miguel, nine months after separating. Usher, 40, and Miguel, 49, began dating in 2009 and later were married in Cuba in 2015.

They confirmed their split in March last year in a joint statement and insisted they would "remain deeply connected, loving friends”. And now nine months after they announced their separation, Usher filed the divorce.

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Source: The Daily Star

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie set to divorce

Billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon.com Inc, and wife MacKenzie Bezos, are divorcing after 25 years of marriage, the couple said in a joint statement on Twitter on Wednesday.

Jeff Bezos, 54, is the world’s richest person, with a fortune that has soared to more than $160 billion (€139 billion) thanks to his stake in Amazon, which again became Wall Street’s most valuable company this week, surpassing Microsoft Inc.

The couple decided to divorce after a long period of “loving exploration” and trial separation, and expect to continue as partners in joint ventures and projects, according to the statement.

MacKenzie Bezos (48) is an author who grew up in San Francisco, according to a 2013 profile in Vogue magazine. She...

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Woman who was allegedly tripped by child at roller disco awarded €25,000

A woman who alleged she was tripped at a Spin Roller Disco by an unidentified child, who put its leg out in front of her as she walked through a crowd, has been awarded €25,000 damages against the company running the event. Barbara Thomas, a 44-year-old executive officer, told Circuit Court President, Justice Raymond Groarke that as a result of the trip she had fallen and suffered a fractured thumb and whiplash-type injuries as a result of hitting her head against a wall. She sued Spin Roller Disco Limited, Spin Building, Walkinstown, Dublin, alleging that the incident had been caused by the negligence and breach of duty of Spin Roller Disco which, she claimed, had failed to implement a proper safety regime against the risks posed by a crowd of inadequately supervised...
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€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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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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