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The Microsoft Warrant case: not just an Irish issue

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland, USA
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  • October 8 2014

John O'Connor outlines the latest position in the 'Microsoft Warrant case' where the Cloud provider was ordered by a US Federal Court to produce its

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

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

‘No transaction’ damages in professional negligence cases

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • January 15 2013

A number of recent High Court decisions have involved cases in which lenders have taken action against their former legal advisors for negligence

Akzo Nobel case - privilege does not apply to in house lawyers in EU competition law investigations European Court of Justice decision

  • Matheson
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • October 11 2010

A recent decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that internal communications between in-house lawyers and their fellow company employees are not privileged in relation to European Commission (Commission) competition law cases

The Supreme Court’s first ever GAAR decision

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • April 24 2012

In December 2011, the Irish Supreme Court delivered its judgments in the first case before it on the Irish general anti-avoidance rule (the “GAAR”

German court ruling on Facebook’s personal data gives legal certainty to Irish data controllers

  • Matheson
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  • Germany, Ireland
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  • September 12 2014

An order issued by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner for the German state of Schleswig-Holstein ("ULD"), against the administrator of a

Employment law podcast series - episode 4 - September 2014

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • September 4 2014

Bryan Dunne, Head of Employment at Matheson, discusses the latest developments in Irish employment law. The podcasts are a key resource in keeping up

Compensation awards on the increase for false accusations of shoplifting

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • February 28 2014

The level of compensation awarded in Circuit Court defamation actions arising from incorrect allegations of shoplifting has risen in recent months. At

Meaning of a "perpetual" licence

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • June 15 2010

In a recent case, BMS Computer Solutions Limited v AB Agri Limited, the UK High Court considered the meaning of the term "perpetual" in the context of a software licensing agreement