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

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Germany, Ireland
  • -
  • 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

Court confirms restrictive approach to mandatory interlocutory injunctions

  • Matheson
  • -
  • 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

Obligation to negotiate in good faith?

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

Compensation awards on the increase for false accusations of shoplifting

  • Matheson
  • -
  • 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

Use or abuse of a data access request?

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 13 2012

The High Court recently dismissed an appeal by Dublin Bus in relation to an enforcement order issued by the Data Protection Commissioner on the basis that the existence of legal proceedings between a data controller and a data subject does not preclude the data subject from submitting a data access request even if such request is being used as an alternative or supplement to discovery

Can “after the event” insurance be a substitute for security for costs?

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • April 22 2013

In the recent case of Greenclean Waste Management Limited v Maurice Leahy & Co. Solicitors, the High Court had its first opportunity to consider

Derivative actions and exceptions to Foss v Harbottle

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • September 4 2012

As a general rule, Irish law does not permit a shareholder to bring an action on behalf of the company in which it holds shares and treats the company itself as the proper plaintiff

Decision of the Irish High Court concerning pyrite

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • July 27 2011

The Irish High Court delivered its judgment on the liability of the providers of infill containing the mineral pyrite in James Elliot Construction Limited v Irish Asphalt Limited (High Court Record No. 20084767P) on 25 May 2011

Is legal representation required?

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • September 9 2014

While it is well established that companies must instruct legal representatives for the purpose of representing the company in proceedings, an

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