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UK Government Announces Intention to Ratify Unified Patent Court Agreement
  • William Fry
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 1 2016

Baroness Neville Rolfe, the UK Minister responsible for intellectual property, has announced that over the coming months the UK will proceed with


Supreme Court Reserves Judgment In Overturn of Defamation Award of 900,000
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 21 2016

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court reserved judgment in a man's appeal against the overturning by the Court of Appeal of an award of damages of 900


Court of Justice of the European Union Ruling on Pyrite Case
  • William Fry
  • European Union, Ireland
  • November 9 2016

Further to our previous article on this subject, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued its preliminary ruling in the James


The Court of Appeal - A New Approach to Damages
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 9 2016

Recent jurisprudence of the Court of Appeal (the "Court") shows a pattern of reducing awards of damages from the High Court. The Court has stated that


Watching the Detectives
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 9 2016

Two recent cases will give lawyers pause for thought prior to instructing private investigators. In the first case, a private investigator (Mr Ryan


Offer of Amends: Claim for Damages to be Determined by Jury Where Parties Cannot Agree on Figure
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 8 2016

The offer of amends procedure was introduced by Section 22 of the Defamation Act 2009 (the "Act"). It was anticipated that it would lead to the


US Department of Justice Appeals Microsoft Decision to US Supreme Court
  • William Fry
  • USA
  • November 3 2016

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has appealed to the US Supreme Court the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (the "Court of


Court of Appeal Reverses Ruling that Directors Personally Liable for Debts Arising from Reckless Trading
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 3 2016

The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court ruling from 2015 that a former director of a car dealership was personally liable to a customer who


Social Media Policy Put to the Test
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 3 2016

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) recently found in favour of an employee who had been dismissed for breaching the company's social media policy


Facebook not Obliged to Remove the Defamatory Posts of An Anonymous User
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 3 2016

The High Court has ruled in Muwema v Facebook Ireland 2016 IEHC 519 that the internet service provider was not obliged to remove the defamatory