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Irish High Court has no jurisdiction in internet defamation claim

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • February 28 2014

A recent Irish case, CSI Manufacturing Ltd v. Dun and Bradstreet ruled on whether the Irish courts have jurisdiction to hear defamation proceedings

Obligation to negotiate in good faith?

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • November 30 2009

Traditionally the common law has refused to recognise a duty to negotiate in good faith in run-of-the-mill transactions between parties acting at arm’s length on the basis that such obligations are too uncertain

Limits on jurisdiction in High Court summary proceedings

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • March 11 2014

Irish procedure has a specific summary procedure for cases which are suitable for summary disposition without pleadings and on affidavit. Although the

'Inherent jurisdiction' explained

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • February 26 2013

In addition to the existence of detailed court rules pursuant to which litigation proceeds, the Irish courts have 'inherent jurisdiction' at their

Government opens Irish family law courts to the media for court reporting

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • February 28 2014

The Irish Constitution provides that justice must be heard in public. The determination of family law matters by the courts is one exception to this

12 month garden leave upheld as reasonable by UK courts

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • February 25 2014

In November 2013, the English High Court held in JM Finn & Co Ltd v Holliday (2013 EWHC 3450) that a garden leave covenant of 12 months' duration

Moriarty Tribunal Report issues

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • July 29 2011

In March the long awaited second and final report of the Moriarty Tribunal of Inquiry established in 1997 was published

Media injunction obtained against TV3 over archive material

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • February 28 2014

Two aunts of a man serving a life sentence for murder obtained a prohibition order against TV3. Mary McKeon and Lorraine Reilly issued proceedings

Advocate General’s opinion in Lock v British Gas does not have the same implications for Irish law

  • Matheson
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  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • February 25 2014

In the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union's ("CJEU") recent opinion in Lock v British Gas Trading Limited, it was

Court confirms restrictive approach to mandatory interlocutory injunctions

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • November 20 2012

An injunction is effectively an order restraining a party to which it is directed from taking a particular act or requiring it to take a particular course of action