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The Supreme Court’s judgment addresses important issues about applying a defence of contributory negligence and the duties of banks to shareholders (not to others) in advancing loans, including to investigate the financial standing of borrowers. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Supreme Court has ruled the High Court must reconsider its dismissal of contributory negligence by KBC Bank over multimillion losses suffered by i(...)

Details of the fund that will be available to an estimated 700 women, many of them elderly, will be disclosed  this afternoon.

The Government has made a provision of at least €25 million to compensate former residents of Magdalene Laundries. It is also understood there is no p(...)

Google Glass. The search engine corporation welcomed the decision of European Court of Justice advocate general Niilo Jääskinen on personal data. Photograph: Reuters/Google

In what is likely to be a landmark case for internet regulation, an advisor to the European Court of Justice has said Google should not be forced to r(...)

The High Court last July awarded KBC some € 17.7m damages against Dublin law firm BCM Hanby Wallace (now Byrne Wallace) over ’most serious’ failures to ensure the bank had security for the loans.

The Supreme Court has directed the High Court to reconsider its findings there was no contributory negligence by KBC Bank in how it suffered multi-(...)

Four Courts: Seven cases taken by subprime lender GE Capital Woodchester Homeloans Ltd were struck out

A homeowner from Co Roscommon has successfully managed to have a repossession case against him struck out and also had costs awarded in his favour at (...)

Julie O’Neill is an associate with McDowell Purcell Solicitors

Before the dawn of Web 2.0, Norman Cook’s top three hit encouraged us to Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out. Fast forward to 2013 and the latter is no longer a(...)

Baking bread at the turn of the 20th century in New York. photograph: buyenlarge/getty images

What is your favourite case?My favourite case is the landmark US Supreme Court case of Lochner v New York (1905), where a state law restricting the ho(...)

 Ciara O’Connell,  Glenview Park, Tallaght, Dublin. Photograph: Collins/Courts

A High Court judge will rule next week on an action for damages by a woman who suffered arm injuries after a fall at the well-known Dublin nightclub C(...)

The Law Society on Blackhall Place, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Law Society has expressed concern about the potential for delays in the hearing of court cases arising from the Government’s plan to increase the (...)

 A container ship arrives in Dublin Port. Photograph: Alan Betson

A number of residents living close to a container terminal at Dublin Port have sued over an alleged increase in noise and traffic at the facility.The (...)

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