Monday 27 March 2017

O'Brien and Dropbox agree over Red Flag documents

Denis O'Brien Photo: Bloomberg
Denis O'Brien Photo: Bloomberg

Tim Healy

An application by Denis O'Brien to access documents held in the online Dropbox account of an employee of Red Flag Consulting has been struck out after the parties came to an agreement.

Mr Justice Colm MacEochaidh was told discussions had resulted in an agreement on discovery.

Counsel for Mr O Brien said the material it sought to discover, described in court as being related to the distribution of a dossier, would now be provided by Dropbox to the defendant.

The material would be then be subject to any discovery order made by the High Court.

The discovery applications, against Dropbox Inc and Dropbox Ireland, could be struck out. It was also agreed Mr O'Brien would provide an indemnity towards Dropbox's costs.

The discovery application was made as part of Mr O'Brien's action alleging conspiracy and defamation.

Lawyers for Red Flag said it did not accept Mr O'Brien's side's description of the material. Red Flag denies defamation and conspiracy.

Irish Independent

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