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#Court Cases

# court-cases - Thursday 11 April, 2019

HSE apologises to women callers to Joe Duffy's Liveline who shared their traumatic childbirth experiences

Over the last fortnight, many women have taken to the national airwaves to share their stories of childbirth.

# court-cases - Monday 11 March, 2019

Childcare court case worries: Families 'cheek-by-jowl' with prisoners, and a huge volume of cases

In one court on one day, with just one judge, there were 139 cases listed, consisting of crime, general civil law, and child care.

# court-cases - Friday 14 December, 2018

Man raped child while on bail for sexual abuse offences

He was given a 10-year sentence with the final six years suspended.

# court-cases - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'I regret any of this ever happened': Taoiseach says mediation in CervicalCheck cases not the 'holy grail'

Leo Varadkar says he is open to the idea of the inquiry into the scandal being held in public.

# court-cases - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

EU and Canada's attempts to fight terrorism by sharing airline passenger details deemed illegal

The deal cannot be passed as it breaches privacy laws.

# court-cases - Monday 11 August, 2014

NAMA dealing with 21 legal proceedings against it - both home and away

The ghosts of developers stung are coming back to haunt the State’s bad bank.

# court-cases - Monday 28 October, 2013

Berlusconi is fighting HOW many court cases?

As another trial looms for the Italian tycoon – this time over allegations of bribing a senator – we look at the legal woes still dogging Silvio.

# court-cases - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Legal aid lawyers have fees cut by another 10 per cent

Almost one-third has been knocked off solicitor and counsel fees in criminal legal aid scheme since 2009.

# court-cases - Thursday 12 August, 2010

PARIS HILTON faces a $35m lawsuit taken by the manufacturer of a hair extension line for which she is the public face.

Hilton signed a $3.5m (€2.7m) deal in 2007 with Hairtech International, the makers of the DreamCatchers line of clip-in hair extensions.

The socialite’s relationship with the company turned sour, however, when Hairtech management spotted the sometime singer, model and actress appearing on television and in magazine shoots wearing extensions manufactured by a rival company.

Hairtech has now filed a case with the Los Angeles Superior Court seeking $35m (€27.3m) in damages from Hilton – ten times the amount she was paid under the deal – claiming her appearance wearing alternative products constitutes a breach of contract.

It further complains that Hilton missed the launch party for the DreamCatchers line because she was in jail, in conflict with what it argues is an “implied term” requiring her to “obey the law”.

Hilton was jailed for 23 days in 2007 when she was caught having breached a driving probation on two occasions.

In the meantime, the DreamCatchers website is still online and heavily features Hilton, including as part of a promotion where hair salon proprietors are offered the chance to secure a visit from Hilton to their premises.

We at Journal Towers believe Hilton’s bad Hairtech day could be the first time that someone has been sued for wearing someone else’s version of someone else’s hair.