Miriam O’Callaghan has filed High Court proceedings against Facebook.
O’Callaghan told the Sunday Times newspaper in January that she was planning to sue the social media giant, alleging that fake advertisements using her name and photo were being promoted on the platform.
These advertisements featured false adverts for a face cream, and her solicitor had been complaining to Facebook about the ads since last June, she said.
Callers into the RTÉ Radio One’s Liveline with Joe Duffy last summer said they’d seen the advert and had bought the product believing it had been endorsed by O’Callaghan.
The case was filed by O’Callaghan on Friday, and she is being represented by solicitor Paul Tweed. There is no...
The other defendants were Simco, the production company behind The X Factor; Big Deal Music, a publishing company that in 2013 Mr Ryan allegedly signed a contract with; Universal Music Publishing; EMI Music Publishing and Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
The case was briefly mentioned before the High Court today.
Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds was due to fix a date for the hearing of a pretrial discovery motion brought by lawyers acting for the plaintiff.
However, the court was informed that a hearing date was not required and with the consent of all the parties the entire proceedings could be struck out.
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The Court of Appeal said the mother's moral obligation to the younger son took precedence over all other moral obligations.
mother died in 2001 nearly ten years after the death of their father,
who originally owned the pub. Prior to his death, the father had divided
up ownership of the pub between himself, his wife and the younger son
who had given up his studies in horticultural college in 1970 at the
request of his parents in order to run the pub.
When the father
died, his share of the company which owned the pub passed to the mother
who now had a 75% stake while the younger son had 25%.
The whispers about Smollett's account started with reports that he had not fully cooperated with police after telling authorities he was attacked. Then detectives in a city bristling with surveillance cameras could not find video of the beating. Later, two brothers were taken into custody for questioning but were released after two days, with police saying they were no longer suspects.
Following three weeks of mounting suspicions, Smollett was charged Wednesday with felony disorder conduct, a charge that could bring up to three years in prison and force the actor, who is black and gay, to pay for the cost of the investigation into his report of a Jan. 29 beating.
UCLA researchers have found that people involved in electric scooter accidents are sometimes injured badly enough -- from fractures, dislocated joints and head injuries -- to require treatment in an emergency department.
The researchers examined data from 249 people who were treated at the emergency departments of UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center between Sept. 1, 2017, and Aug. 31, 2018. The study found that about one-third of them arrived by ambulance, an indication of the severity of their injuries.
West Los Angeles is the epicenter of the electric scooter phenomenon -- Santa Monica was one of the first U.S. cities in which the scooters were widely used -- but the vehicles are now available in more...