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Woman sues pharmacy for data protection breach

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland
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  • December 4 2014

A woman, who claimed a pharmacy allowed her husband to watch CCTV footage of her buying a pregnancy test kit, has allegedly settled a Circuit Court

Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014

  • Jones Day
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  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, USA
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  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to

Mental health, taking of blood samples without patient consent

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • February 1 2012

Mr Justice MacMenamin in his judgement dated 26 July 2011, held that the taking of blood samples by doctors treating a woman suffering from severe mental illness was lawful, despite her failure to give consent

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

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

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

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

Interim injunctions and the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
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  • February 4 2011

The launch of a generic product onto the marketplace in competition with a patented pharmaceutical product can have devastating effects on an originator company's market position and pricing strategy

"A roof is a roof": High Court decision signals a new "awning" for smoking areas in licensed premises

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland
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  • May 24 2010

On Wednesday, the High Court ruled that a retractable canvas awning was a "roof" within the meaning of the Public Health (Control of Tobacco) Acts and therefore in breach of the smoking ban

A warning to disciplinary panels of regulatory bodies: the impact of “Bloodgate” goes beyond sport

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • August 15 2011

Many people will remember the infamous fake blood incident that tarnished the sport of rugby union which became known as “Bloodgate”

BUPA loses Irish state aid appeal

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • February 29 2008

On 12 February, the Court of First Instance (CFI) issued its judgment in Case T-28903, dismissing an application by BUPA to annul a decision of the European Commission (the Commission) in respect of a risk equalisation system for the private medical insurance sector in Ireland