Supreme Court to hear appeal by UCC over flooding at campus in 2009

Posted in Legal issues on October 25th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by University College Cork over findings the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) is not liable for extensive flood damage to campus buildings after floods affected Cork city in 2009. UCC’s action is among about 400 sets of proceedings initiated against the ESB arising from the flooding …” (more)

[Ann O’Loughlin, Irish Examiner, 25 October]

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UCC insurer considers appeal against flood damage ruling

Posted in Legal issues on April 26th, 2018 by steve

“University College Cork’s insurer Aviva is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court against a court ruling which held that the Electricity Supply Board is not liable for extensive flood damage to college buildings during the 2009 Cork flood. Last month, in what was a significant ruling, the three-judge Court of Appeal overturned a 2015 High Court finding that the ESB was 60% liable in respect of flooding and warnings …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 26 April]

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UCC faces multi-million legal costs over failed court case

Posted in Legal issues on March 21st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“University College Cork is facing a legal costs bill running to millions of euros after the Court of Appeal granted the ESB full costs of the legal battle over flooding on the college campus. A stay on the costs order applies while UCC, which brought the case on behalf of its insurer Aviva, decides whether to seek permission from the Supreme Court for an appeal over the ruling on liability for the flood damage …” (more)

[Irish Times, 21 March]

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Cases of non-EEA students who wish to remain in Ireland to be heard

Posted in Legal issues on June 23rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals by the Minister for Justice with significant implications for many non-European Economic Area people who stayed after coming to Ireland as students before 2011 and wish to continue living and working here. In a published determination, a three judge Supreme Court said it was ‘self-evident’ the issues raised are of general public importance …” (more)

[Mary Carolan, Irish Times, 23 June]

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Accountancy exam paper dispute referred to EU court

Posted in Legal issues on April 29th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Supreme Court has unanimously agreed to ask the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to determine whether a man’s accountancy exam paper counts as personal data …” (more)

[Irish Times, 28 April]

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