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Case of the month: Levinwick v Hollingsworth 2014 IEHC 333

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland
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  • September 16 2014

In Levinwick v Hollingsworth 2014 IEHC 333 the court refused the plaintiff's application (a pharmacist owner) seeking to enforce a term in the

Will Marie Fleming right-to-die case live on?

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • August 21 2013

Marie Fleming's challenge under Irish law to the ban on assisted suicide came to an end on April 29 2013. The Supreme Court sympathised with the

To disclose or not disclose expert commentary

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • August 27 2014

Historically, there has been some confusion over the exact interpretation of the disclosure rules. Previously, in Payne v Shovlin both the High

Irish patent perspectives pharmaceutical revocation actions, an obvious step in the right direction?

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • December 31 2009

The recent Commercial Court case of Glaxo Group Limited v Patents Act (2009) is the only Irish decision in recent times to deal with the revocation of a patent on the grounds of lack of inventive step

Tooth whitening service considered a form of dentistry

  • William Fry
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • September 4 2013

The General Dental Council (GDC) in the UK has welcomed a recent UK High Court ruling that tooth whitening comes within the meaning of the practice

Irish competition law: concept of undertaking

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • March 21 2011

On 8 March 2011, the High Court (Cooke J.) determined that the HSE was an "undertaking" for the purposes of competition law when engaged in arranging or providing ambulance and other means of transport for patients to and from hospitals and other health facilities in the State

English Patents Court revisits the clearing the way principle in preliminary injunction applications

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • March 15 2011

In the recent English case of Cephalon Inc. and others v Orchid Europe Ltd and others (2010), Mr Justice Floyd of the Patents Court revisited the “clearing the way” principle in cases where there is a threatened launch of a generic product onto the marketplace

Molly Sengupta v HSE (UD 19092009)

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • July 6 2011

The claimant was employed on a temporary specified-purpose contract to replace a Senior Medical Officer (SMO) who had taken a four year career break

Liability at common law of a parent company to an employee of its subsidiary

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • September 20 2011

In a recent UK High Court case a parent company was held to owe a duty of care to an employee of a subsidiary company, where the employee had been exposed to asbestos and subsequently suffered asbestosis, in circumstances where the subsidiary company was no longer in existence

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • July 3 2013

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 ("the Bill") was published on 13 June 2013 amidst much controversy. The Bill seeks to give