Sunday 23 October 2016

Red Flag to drop appeal on copying of data

Tim Healy

Published 18/10/2016 | 02:30

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

An appeal over orders granted to Denis O'Brien requiring some executives and staff of Red Flag Consulting hand over their personal computers and devices used for work for "forensic imaging" is not proceeding by agreement, the Court of Appeal heard.

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Mr O'Brien's lawyers got the imaging orders at the High Court last November as part of their preparations for the full hearing of his case alleging defamation and conspiracy. The businessman claimed Red Flag was involved in preparing, for an unidentified client, a dossier of material about him. Red Flag denies defamation or conspiracy.

Maurice Collins SC, for Red Flag, said the appeal was not proceeding and could be struck out on terms agreed. Mr Justice Michael Peart agreed to strike out the appeal pending any further order of the court on the orders.

Irish Independent

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