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#Damages

From TheJournal.ie 13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy awarded €15 million over injuries at birth Arron O’Keeffe

13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy awarded €15 million over injuries at birth

Arron O’Keeffe’s family said that this wasn’t “a lottery win” for him, and that the money will go towards caring for their son.

From TheJournal.ie US judge slashes damages in Roundup weedkiller cancer case from €66 million to €17 million Monsanto

US judge slashes damages in Roundup weedkiller cancer case from €66 million to €17 million

The judge said that while Monsanto’s conduct was “reprehensible”, it didn’t justify the damages awarded.

From TheJournal.ie Woman (80) awarded €67k after overhead luggage fell on her on Ryanair plane Damages

Woman (80) awarded €67k after overhead luggage fell on her on Ryanair plane

The bag had struck the woman on her face, neck and shoulder.

From TheJournal.ie Couple who claimed Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer awarded $2 billion in damages Monsanto

Couple who claimed Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer awarded $2 billion in damages

A jury in California ordered the payout in what the couple’s legal team called a “historic” damages award.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-pro boxer Jim Rock loses car crash damages claim against ex-justice minister Alan Shatter Car Crash

Ex-pro boxer Jim Rock loses car crash damages claim against ex-justice minister Alan Shatter

Rock sued Shatter at Dublin District Court for €1,800 after the accident on 2 December 2015.

From TheJournal.ie 'We stand with Philomena': Rally calls on Harris and HSE to settle case of terminally-ill midwife Philomena Canning

'We stand with Philomena': Rally calls on Harris and HSE to settle case of terminally-ill midwife

Philomena Canning, who is suffering from terminal ovarian cancer, is seeking damages from the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie Girl (6) who suffered 'nasty' laceration to knee while practising gymnastics awarded €30k Gymnastics Ireland

Girl (6) who suffered 'nasty' laceration to knee while practising gymnastics awarded €30k

The schoolgirl had been working on a trampoline when the accident happened in May 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Telegraph pays Melania Trump 'substantial damages' and issues apology over false report Sorry About That

Telegraph pays Melania Trump 'substantial damages' and issues apology over false report

The newspaper apologised after publishing an article it says contains many false statements.

From TheJournal.ie Garda slashed with razor blade while on flight with deportee awarded €25,000 Damages

Garda slashed with razor blade while on flight with deportee awarded €25,000

Detective Garda Eamon Moran was escorting the Nigerian national on a plane to Lagos when the incident happened.

From TheJournal.ie Family of 'severely scalded' 90-year-old woman awarded €54,000 in damages from nursing home Damages

Family of 'severely scalded' 90-year-old woman awarded €54,000 in damages from nursing home

A hot water bottle was placed next to Olive Sheeran’s feet and burst shortly afterwards, severely scalding her, a court has heard.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't call me love': Judge reprimands claimant over his language No Love Lost

'Don't call me love': Judge reprimands claimant over his language

The case was later struck out.

From TheJournal.ie Families of two men shot dead on Bloody Sunday awarded £700k Damages

Families of two men shot dead on Bloody Sunday awarded £700k

Families of the victims have been bringing cases against the Ministry of Defence over the events of 30 January 1972.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should personal injury payouts be lowered? Damages This post contains a poll

Poll: Should personal injury payouts be lowered?

Ireland’s personal injury payouts are a “stark multiple” of those in other countries, a report has said.

From TheJournal.ie Garda and ex-Tipperary hurler who was seriously injured after assault awarded €1.16 million Damages

Garda and ex-Tipperary hurler who was seriously injured after assault awarded €1.16 million

Justice Bernard Barton had earlier awarded the 44-year-old €175,000 general damages.

From TheJournal.ie Air hostess awarded €30k damages against Ryanair after falling down plane stairs Damages

Air hostess awarded €30k damages against Ryanair after falling down plane stairs

The court heard that she had struck her head and had been knocked unconscious for a brief period.

From TheJournal.ie €25k award for bus passenger who was injured after driver braked to avoid hitting man Courts

€25k award for bus passenger who was injured after driver braked to avoid hitting man

The court heard that the woman had been thrown forward, injuring her face, neck, shoulders and arm.

From TheJournal.ie Man who was told he 'must be a drug dealer' by Spar store director awarded €25k in damages Court

Man who was told he 'must be a drug dealer' by Spar store director awarded €25k in damages

The incident happened in a store in Lucan, Dublin on 31 October 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Eight-month-old awarded €27.5k after pulling boiling water on herself at Chinese restaurant Damages

Eight-month-old awarded €27.5k after pulling boiling water on herself at Chinese restaurant

The court heard the water was placed in front of her, and before her parents could react she had spilled it.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail ordered to pay €16,000 for false imprisonment of passenger Irish Rail

Irish Rail ordered to pay €16,000 for false imprisonment of passenger

The payment was in relation to an incident that took place at Pearse Station in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie A law graduate scalded on a Ryanair flight has been awarded €10,000 Court

A law graduate scalded on a Ryanair flight has been awarded €10,000

The UCD student was awarded the damages two hours before his graduation.

From TheJournal.ie A Mayo woman who lost €400k on Dubai and Portugal properties is suing her financial advisor Foreign Property

A Mayo woman who lost €400k on Dubai and Portugal properties is suing her financial advisor

Ellen O’Mahony made the investments from the proceeds of the sale of her late husband’s pub.

From The42 Nadal wins damages in case against ex-French minister who claimed he hid positive drug test Defamation

Nadal wins damages in case against ex-French minister who claimed he hid positive drug test

Roselyne Bachelot made the accusations on French television last year.

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant woman sacked by Wrights of Howth restaurant receives €15k compensation Crabby Jo's

Pregnant woman sacked by Wrights of Howth restaurant receives €15k compensation

Dorota Murat was fired five weeks after informing bosses she was pregnant.

From TheJournal.ie Man sues HSE after wife dies day after being discharged from hospital following overdose Damages

Man sues HSE after wife dies day after being discharged from hospital following overdose

Angelo Cloonan is seeking a damages claim from the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie Companies allegedly transferred hazardous waste to north Dublin landfill after describing it as safe High Court

Companies allegedly transferred hazardous waste to north Dublin landfill after describing it as safe

An action for damages against the three companies has been launched by Murphy Environmental Hollywood and Integrated Materials Solutions Partnership.

From TheJournal.ie Woman awarded €1.2m in libel damages from Independent News and Media to sue former solicitors Action

Woman awarded €1.2m in libel damages from Independent News and Media to sue former solicitors

Solicitors McCann FitzGerald had represented Monica Leech in three libel actions against the media group dating from 2005.

From TheJournal.ie Producer Quincy Jones wins €8 million in damages from Michael Jackson's estate Rock With You

Producer Quincy Jones wins €8 million in damages from Michael Jackson's estate

A lawyer representing Jackson’s estate said: “This is a grab for money that Mr Jones isn’t entitled to”.

From TheJournal.ie Court of Appeal finds woman who sued partner's parents after she lost an eye entitled to €200,000 Damages

Court of Appeal finds woman who sued partner's parents after she lost an eye entitled to €200,000

A damages claim had been dismissed by the High Court in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Independent Newspapers appeal over Monica Leech €1.2 million award upheld by European court Freedom Of Expression

Independent Newspapers appeal over Monica Leech €1.2 million award upheld by European court

The judgement was given by a chamber of seven judges.

From TheJournal.ie Judge says chasing should not be banned in schools after student loses damages claim Damages

Judge says chasing should not be banned in schools after student loses damages claim

The presiding judge said games of chase in schoolyards could not be prohibited.

From TheJournal.ie Dental nurse called 'a f***ing skankhole' by Dublin Bus driver loses 75k damages claim Wash Your Mouth Out

Dental nurse called 'a f***ing skankhole' by Dublin Bus driver loses 75k damages claim

The bus driver cursed at her for not picking up litter, a court had heard.

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus fined €250,000 over death of worker at Dublin Airport John Murray

Aer Lingus fined €250,000 over death of worker at Dublin Airport

The airline was fined €250,000 for breaching health and safety laws.

From TheJournal.ie Woman settles personal injuries claim with Dorothy Perkins over ladder fall Jervis Shopping Centre

Woman settles personal injuries claim with Dorothy Perkins over ladder fall

The shop denied negligence in the case.

From TheJournal.ie Judge hits out at people who let 'dangerous dogs' roam around off-lead and un-muzzled Court Case

Judge hits out at people who let 'dangerous dogs' roam around off-lead and un-muzzled

The comments were made at a hearing where a young boy was awarded €25,000 in damages after being bitten by a neighbour’s German Shepherd.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who struggles to play ukulele after injuring finger is awarded €18,500 Restaurant

Woman who struggles to play ukulele after injuring finger is awarded €18,500

Her finger was pierced by a sharp piece of metal under a chair in a restaurant.

From TheJournal.ie High Court overturns €40,000 damages payout to woman who fell on Wicklow Way Courts

High Court overturns €40,000 damages payout to woman who fell on Wicklow Way

The judge said the woman was genuine, but had been negligent when she fell.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook ordered to pay $500 million in Oculus Rift theft case Payout

Facebook ordered to pay $500 million in Oculus Rift theft case

The lawsuit claimed Oculus founder Palmer Luckey developed the virtual reality gear using source code illegally obtained from the gaming firm.

From TheJournal.ie Woman awarded over €55,000 after slipping in Ballsbridge hotel Damages

Woman awarded over €55,000 after slipping in Ballsbridge hotel

The judge said, “It was an accident waiting to happen”.

From TheJournal.ie Father awarded €110k in damages 22 years after his son died from contaminated blood Hepatitis C

Father awarded €110k in damages 22 years after his son died from contaminated blood

The father’s application to the Hepatitis C Tribunal was refused.

From TheJournal.ie 'I went from having a facial to having permanent skin damage': Woman awarded €37,500 after suing salon Skin Deep

'I went from having a facial to having permanent skin damage': Woman awarded €37,500 after suing salon

Margaret McLaughlin decided to treat herself to a facial at Revive salon on the Milltown Road in Dublin.

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