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Meghan’s father’s texts revealed in court documents

The disintegration of Meghan Markle's relationship with her father in the run-up to her wedding to Prince Harry has been revealed in a series of texts contained in legal documents.

The messages are part of the Mail Online and Mail on Sunday’s defence to legal action brought by the Duchess of Sussex for publishing a private letter she wrote to her father in August 2018.

Thomas Markle had been due to walk Meghan down the aisle but pulled out of the event citing the advice of doctors after he was admitted to hospital three weeks beforehand with chest pain.

But it was widely reported that the reclusive former TV lighting director was too embarrassed to attend after it emerged...

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Harvey Weinstein’s accusers may have to pay a hefty tax bill on settlements

While disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein worries he’s being “forgotten,” federal tax authorities sure won’t be forgetting their cut from Weinstein’s accusers if a $25 million settlement materializes.

Jury selection was scheduled to start Tuesday in Weinstein’s Manhattan criminal trial, a day after Los Angeles prosecutors charged Weinstein in a separate case on counts including rape. (His lawyers had no immediate comment on the new charges, the Associated Press reported). But while Weinstein faces criminal cases from prosecutors, he’s also facing a range of civil lawsuits from accusers, which is where the potential tax consequences come in.

Weinstein won’t personally pay money under the reported terms of a tentative $25 million settlement to end most of the sexual misconduct lawsuits against him and his...

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Katie Price declared bankrupt at London court

Katie Price has been declared bankrupt at a court in London.

The former glamour model avoided bankruptcy in December last year after agreeing a plan to pay back what she owes. But, at a hearing in London on Tuesday, a judge declared her bankrupt.

Judge Jonathan Middleton, sitting at a specialist insolvency and companies court, said: “I do judge Ms Price to be bankrupt.”

The 41-year-old, formerly known as Jordan, was once said to be worth more than £40 million.

At a hearing in October last year, she was given time to negotiate a deal with the taxman over her finances and her proposal for an Individual Voluntary Agreement (IVA) was accepted on November 30.

Niall Horan’s ex-girlfriend awarded €15000 in personal injury case

Judge Linnane told barrister John Nolan, counsel for Ms Whelan, that the court had found her evidence of the December 2017 accident far more compelling than that of two witnesses for Electsol Services Ltd which had claimed she had driven at speed into the back of its cherry picker van which was being used in the repair of street lamps in Dunne Street.

The 25-year-old model, who lives in Clonshaugh, Dublin, told the court she had stopped behind the cherry picker which had been partly blocking the street and was shocked when she saw its reversing lights come on and move backwards.

“I was screaming and pumping the horn but it kept coming and crashed into the front of my car,” Ms...

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‘I’ll see you in court’ – Legal action threatened in Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy drama

The WAG has also reportedly told Coleen: ‘Believe me or I’ll see you in court’. This is just the latest measure taken by Rebekah Vardy to protest her innocence. Victoria Derbyshire reported that she has instructed lawyers to do a ‘forensic investigation’ on her Instagram account to see who has had access to it and when. Rebekah had initially claimed that she is not the only person who has access to her Instagram account and suggested that someone else was responsible for leaking Coleen’s personal stories to The Sun. She also claimed that she tried talking to Coleen Rooney but she might as well be talking to a ‘pigeon’. No, not a wall. A pigeon. Read story at source
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Lecturer unfairly dismissed by Trinity College Dublin awarded €7.5k

A leading figure in Ireland’s Muslim community has been awarded €7,500 by the Labour Court after it ruled he has been unfairly dismissed by Trinity College Dublin from his role as a part-time lecturer in Arabic.

Ali Selim, who is also spokesperson for the Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh, had appealed the level of compensation awarded by the Workplace Relations Commission in an earlier unfair dismissal action he had taken.

Dr Selim had sought reinstatement to his formal role or alternatively the maximum award of two years’ salary which would amount to in excess of €18,000.

The WRC had awarded him €4,000 after finding that he had been unfairly dismissed by Trinity.

At a Labour Court...

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Palestinian politician to pursue defamation case against Facebook in Irish High Court

Palestinian politician plans to pursue a defamation case against Facebook in the High Court in Dublin.

Mohammed Dahlan, who once served as an adviser to Yasser Arafat, has turned the focus of the case to Ireland after ending legal proceedings in the High Court in London on Monday.

Dahlan took legal action against the British-based publication Middle East Eye over an article which he claims made a number of false allegations about him. 

Dahlan is a well-known political figure in the Middle East and previously served as a key leader of political party Fatah, formerly the Palestinian National Liberation Movement, in Gaza.

His lawyers told they “discontinued the action” in London “because our client was satisfied with...

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‘Being assaulted at work left me with a brain injury’

Just because you can’t see their condition, it doesn’t meant they aren’t dealing with a whole range of symptoms every day. Our weekly series speaks to a different person with a different condition every week to see what it’s like to live with an illness or disability that you can’t see. This week, we’re talking to Donna Siggers, 47, from Southminster, Essex, who suffered a brain injury in 2014 after she was brutally assaulted while at work. She was punched in the head six times, and the back of her head was slammed against a wall. It has caused a range of conditions including seizures, double vision, constant head pain, memory loss, vertigo, complex post traumatic stress disorder and claustrophobia. Initially, she thought she was fine. She went...

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Senator Paudie Coffey settles High Court action over a newspaper article

The article arose from a statement from fellow FG TD John Paul Phelan on the boundary issue of South Kilkenny. After the jury was discharged, the case was put back into the list to fix dates while the issue of the costs of the 13-day trial was to be dealt with separately.When this costs matter came before Mr Justice Bernard Barton on Wednesday last, Richard Kean SC, for Mr Coffey, told the judge he was “very relieved and pleased to say the entire matter is resolved” and as part of the resolution a statement was to be read out by Rossa Fanning SC on behalf of the defendants.

In a statement, Senator Coffey’s solicitor Georgina Robinson said: “Senator Coffey took this case to protect...

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Louise Redknapp ran red light due to ‘divorce trauma’

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Louise Redknapp has been fined £666 for driving her Land Rover through a red light but told the court it was due to the stress of her divorce.

The singer admitted driving through the red signal in Swandon Way, at the junction with Wandsworth Bridge, in south-west London at around 9.34am on November 2 last year.#AD

Rebecca Penfold, defending Louise Redknapp, told Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday that the singer had expressed ‘full remorse’ and takes full responsibility.

The barrister said at the time of the incident, Redknapp was going through the ‘trauma’ of a divorce and had paparazzi following her on a daily basis.

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