Phones 4U legal case, Irish lessors and 737, and Digicel responds to lawsuit

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Denis O’Brien’s Digicel telecoms company.

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel telecoms company.

 

An Irish telecoms executive has emerged as a central figure in a UK lawsuit that alleges senior industry figures colluded to force the British phones retailer Phones 4U out of business. Mark Paul has the details.

Ireland’s main aircraft lessors have at least 224 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft either delivered or on order. This relatively new aircraft type has recorded two fatal crashes since its entry into service, including that of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 last Sunday. Peter Hamilton reports

US-based lawyers for Denis O’Brien’s Digicel telecoms company want a court in New York to dismiss a complaint by US-based Haitian emigrants over an alleged “scam” in the Caribbean nation. Mark Paul has the details.

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