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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

Interim injunctions and the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland

  • Matheson
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  • 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

Mental health, taking of blood samples without patient consent

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • 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

New definition of “money purchase benefits”: consultation on implementation

  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • -
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 21 2013

New definition of "money purchase benefits": consultation on implementation The Department for Work and Pensions ("DWP") has published its

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

Recent high value medical negligence awards in the High Court

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • May 2 2011

In February 2011 the High Court approved an award of 4.75m to a girl who suffered "devastating and permanent injuries" due to alleged medical negligence

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

Plaintiff’s case dismissed for failure to establish negligence

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • July 29 2014

This case involved an operation carried out in 2005, on a 19-year-old, to correct a curvature of the spine. During the surgery, the plaintiff was

To disclose or not disclose expert commentary

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • July 29 2014

Previously, in the case of Payne v Shovlin, both the High Court and the Supreme Court attempted to clarify the position on precisely what obligation

High Court awards damages against HSE for a ‘near death experience’ following a hospital delay

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • April 24 2014

The High Court recently considered Ms Larkin's claim for post-traumatic stress following an alleged "near death experience" in hospital in January