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Court confirms restrictive approach to mandatory interlocutory injunctions

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

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

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
  • -
  • 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

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

The Supreme Court’s first ever GAAR decision

  • Matheson
  • -
  • 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”

Pregnancy related discrimination leads to high award - Equality Tribunal; Heather Lane v. MBNA (2008)

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • December 31 2008

The recent case of Heather Lane v. MBNA involved pregnancy related discrimination, which appears to be an increasingly popular ground of complaint

Interim injunctions and the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland

  • Matheson
  • -
  • 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

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

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