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High Court rules records were not 'held' for FOI purposes

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland
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  • July 15 2014

In a recent case, The Minister for Health v The Information Commissioner 2014 IEHC 231, the High Court ruled that records of an Inquiry into

Case dismissed because causation remains shrouded in mystery

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • July 16 2014

Justice O'Neill recently dismissed a plaintiff's claim for failing to establish negligence on the part of a prominent consultant orthopaedic surgeon

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

Interim injunctions and the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • 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

An Irish court rules on the balance between right to life and freedom of religion

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • May 2 2011

A life-saving blood transfusion was administered to a three-month-old baby recently contrary to the express wishes of the child's Jehovah Witness parents

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

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

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

Marie Fleming appeal on assisted suicide

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • July 3 2013

Marie Fleming's challenge to the ban on assisted suicide, under section 2(2) of the Criminal Law (Suicide) Act 1993 (the "Act"), came to an end on 29

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

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

New High Court Rules on Mediation and Conciliation

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • January 10 2011

New High Court Rules on Mediation and Conciliation (the "Rules"), under which a High Court judge may adjourn legal proceedings to allow the parties to engage in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), may yield an increase in the number of medical negligence claims being settled through mediation, conciliation or other forms of ADR