Corporate Reputation & Defamation: Experience

  • The Irish Aviation Authority in its defence of four High Court defamation cases taken by current or former staff and its successful appeal from a High Court jury award, reducing the damages awarded from €387,000 by 80% to €76,500.
  • ABP Food Group, Europe's largest meat processor, in its defence of High Court defamation proceedings issued by a meat trader in respect of a press release published during the horse meat crisis. 
  • Shell E&P Ireland Ltd in its successful defence of delayed defamation proceedings brought by a former contractor to the Corrib gas project, which were held to be statute barred.
  • SgurrEnergy, a multinational energy company, in its defence of High Court defamation proceedings by a former employee. 
  • A multinational company in its defence of Ireland's first corporate defamation proceedings by a former distributor.
  • One of the largest multinational technology companies in defamation proceedings taken by an Irish student, Eoin McKeogh, regarding a video which was anonymously posted and extensively circulated on various social media platforms.
  • An online search provider, specialising in internet related services and products, in defamation proceedings by an Irish hotel relating to the results of an autocomplete search.
  • A global technology company in proceedings involving claims for harassment, misuse of private information breach of data protection, defamation and copyright infringement. 
  • An international technology platform on contentious internet and privacy related disputes: including notice and takedown requests, freedom of expression issues, applications for Norwich Pharmacal Orders and defamation actions generally.
  • A video sharing platform on various matters involving the removal of a number of third party videos posted on the platform.
  • A global news organisation on a number of reputational matters, including defending an application for interim injunctive relief regarding claims of defamation, misuse of private information and harassment arising out of online and print publications.
  • An Irish news organisation on contempt of court issues arising out of various reporting restriction orders imposed by the Northern Ireland High Court.
  • Numerous prominent individuals and companies on "notice and takedown" requests regarding publication of defamatory content and private information on a range of internet platforms.
  • International Justice Mission regarding Irish defamation proceedings.