Max Barrett

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Revenue wants summary judgment orders for €2.7m against Annino Forte, and for €2.5m against Corrado Forte

A High Court judge has urged a father and son being pursued over “vast” sums totalling more than €5.2 million in estimated alleged unpaid taxes to “en(...)

A High Court judge is to ask the Court of Justice of the EU  to decide issues concerning Coillte’s environmental responsibilities in relation to grid connection works for a wind farm in Co Laois. File photograph: Ben Curtis/PA

A High Court judge is to ask the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to decide issues concerning Coillte’s environmental responsibilities in relation to(...)

A Dusseldorf court is expected to give its decision on the separate German case in September. Photograph: Reuters

The High Court has granted a stay on a legal action by Vodafone over a patent dispute pending the outcome of separate proceedings in Germany. Vodafon(...)

 Scania AB factory  in Sodertalje, Sweden: While no finding has been make against Scania, an investigation by the European Commission into  the company is  ongoing and Irish hauliers have taken  proceedings  against the   truck manufacturer. Photographer: Erik Abel/Bloomberg

Dozens of damages claims by Irish hauliers against Europe’s biggest truck manufacturers over alleged anti-competitive practices have come before the H(...)

Declan Ganley  claims the Prime Time programme defamed him. Photograph: Eric Luke

A High Court judge has warned of the “chilling effect for free speech, a right of the most profound significance” if defamation cases are allowed beco(...)

 AIB was recently refused a summary judgment against a farming couple who had run up more than €1 million in debt and arrears. Mr Justice Max Barrett accepted the arguments made by the couple’s counsel in the High Court that EU consumer rights law and provisions of the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights, should apply in the case.

The human rights of thousands of people are being abused by banks and mortgage providers, according to a new alliance of barristers and solicitors. (...)

Mr Justice Max Barrett said Irish courts facing summary applications should identify whether any  terms of the loan agreement at issue might be unfair for  purposes of EU regulations. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Court applications from banks where a mortgage is not being paid will now have to take account of European law on consumer rights following a judgment(...)

Mr Justice Max Barrett:  he  accused Dunnes of acting, in the context of Ferrybank, in a manner “worthy of Lewis Carroll”, the author of “Alice in Wonderland”

Dunnes Stores has had its knuckles rapped yet again by the High Court over its behaviour in relation to Ferrybank shopping centre on the Waterford/Kil(...)

The judge struck out Dunnes’s case,  finding that its true objective was to facilitate a contrived legal justification for Dunnes’s “long-time failure” to meet its contractual obligations to fit out and occupy the anchor store at Ferrybank

Dunnes Stores is facing a substantial legal costs bill after the High Court ruled it had sued An Bord Pleanála for the “ulterior motive” of avoiding (...)

Declan Ganley: his defamation action against RTÉ was initiated in 2012 and a trial date has yet to be set. Photograph: Eric Luke

A High Court judge is dealing with a number of pre-trial matters in defamation proceedings brought against RTÉ by businessman Declan Ganley. Mr Ganle(...)

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