20 March 2013
The employment relationship is essentially one based on contract however before we can examine the rights and obligations of employees it is first necessary to determine whether a particular person is in fact an “employee” or an “independent contractor”.
19 March 2013
Following the 1980 European Insolvency Directive, the Irish Government was committed to ensuring that all 'necessary measures' were taken to protect the interests of employees and former employees in the event of their employer's insolvency with respect to the protection of their pension entitlements. This is particularly relevant when one considers the current status of former Waterford Crystal employees where the company pension fund was found to be insolvent.
It is estimated that there are several hundred children living in Ireland born to surrogate mothers whose legal status is uncertain.
13 March 2013
A jury in California has ordered DePuy to pay the sum of $8.3 million dollars in compensation to Loren Kransky after finding that the company defectively designed his ASR XL hip replacement device. Mr. Kransky was one of the thousands of people around the world who had received a DePuy ASR hip replacement system.
10 March 2013
Augustus Cullen Law are delighted to be participating in The Big Egg Hunt 2013, modelled on Faberge’s Big Egg Hunt London 2012. This is Ireland’s largest ever public interactive art event which kicked off on Pancake Tuesday (February 12th 2013) all in aid of The Jack & Jill Children's Foundation.
21 February 2013
During the 2009/2010 Swine Flu (H1N1) pandemic in Europe, Pandemrix was widely used to vaccinate people including 900,000 people in Ireland. Following an increase in narcolepsy cases in children after receiving the Pandemrix vaccination, investigations were carried out by health agencies across Europe. The Department of Health carried out an investigation into the association between narcolepsy and Pandemrix and they found that there was a 13 fold increase in the risk of narcolepsy in vaccinated individuals compared with unvaccinated individuals.
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James, Medical Negligence Client
Freda McKittrick, Head of Barnardos Beacon Guardian Ad Litem service
Sean, Medical Negligence Client
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