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Six figure sum for serious personal injuries

Our client, a young man who was driving a motor cycle, sustained serious personal injuries when he was involved in a collision with a motor vehicle.  The Injuries Board did not deal with the case as the insurance company for the driver of the car was disputing liability.  The case ultimately proceeded to a full hearing in [&hellip...

When: Feb 3, 14
Where: District Court, Litigation, Road traffic accidents
Who: Staff
With: No Comments
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Successful defence of careless driving case

Our litigation department recently successfully defended a careless driving case in the District Court.  The case was brought by the Gardai against our client, a young man, in respect of a road traffic collision.  Having heard all of the evidence, the Court dismissed the case against our client resulting in him keeping a clean drivers licence with no penalty points [&hellip...

When: Mar 11, 13
Where: Current Affairs, Employment Law, Litigation, Uncategorized
Who: Staff
With: No Comments
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Workplace Grievances:- do I need a solicitor?

Increasingly we are being consulted by employees who have suffered grievances at work  and we assist them in understanding, following and invoking their workplace grievance procedures.  We come across two common problems faced by employees:- they do not know how to use the grievance procedure to their advantage and/or; they do not know when to invoke [&hellip...

Have you been missold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI)?

Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) has been mis-sold by banks and lenders throughout Ireland and, as a result, there are people who are paying expensive monthly premiums for insurance cover in respect of which they would be ineligible to claim.   Very often the consumer did not request the insurance and they were lead to believe it [&hellip...

ACC bond-loss test cases settled

Four test cases which recently commenced in the High Court before Justice Cooke in relation to allegations against ACC Bank in respect of the sale of their Solid World Bonds have now been settled. Essentially this financial product operated on the basis that an investor could make a minimum investment of €2,500 for a period [&hellip...

PIP Breast Implant Scandal – new EU medical device rules proposed

PIP Breast Implant Scandal - new EU medical device rules proposed
Prompted by the PIP Breast Implant scandal and the partial blame for the scandal being directed at weak EU regulation in this area, the European Commission has proposed new rules regarding medical devices and their authorisation for use. The EU Health Commissioner, John Dalli, issued a statement outlining the draft new rules last week and [&hellip...

DePuy cases listed for hearing in the US

DePuy cases listed for hearing in the US
In the U.S. some of the first trial dates for cases involving people who have been affected by the recalled DePuy hip implants have been set for May 6, 2013 and July, 8, 2013. The implants included in these lawsuits are manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The DePuy ASR XL [&hellip...

Liability of motor insurance company to injured third party

Imagine the following circumstances:- The driver of a vehicle, who is driving that vehicle with the owner’s consent, causes an accident and as a result a third party is injured.  However, while there is a policy of insurance in place on the vehicle it does not cover the particular driver.  Is the insurance company liable [&hellip...

When: Jul 30, 12
Where: DePuy Hip Implants, Litigation, Medical negligence, News
Who: Staff
With: No Comments
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DePuy Hip Implants – information on failure rates

DePuy Orthopaedics Inc introduced two hip implant devices to the market in July, 2003.  The two devices, the ASR™  XL Acetabular System and the ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System, were metal-on-metal devices and were intended to replace the traditional metal head and plastic socket system to the benefit of younger patients in particular as the metal-on-metal [&hellip...
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