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OAP settles case for €950k

aN 80-year-old woman has settled a High Court action for €950,000 over an accident in which she was knocked down by a van.

Mrs Boughton, McKelvey Avenue, Finglas, through her daughter Carol McCormack, sued Bestsave Ltd of North Road, Finglas, and its employee Joseph Talbot.

If the case went ahead the court would have to assess if there was contributory negligence, counsel said.

Approving the settlement Ms Justice Mary Irvine said she considered contributory negligence would have been 25pc if the case had gone ahead.

Obama invite to India PM

us President Barack Obama invited India’s newly elected leader, Narendra Modi, to visit Washington in a congratulatory phone call to him yesterday, theWhite House said.

Obama told Modi he looks forward to working closely with him to “fulfill the extraordinary promise of the U.S.-India strategic partnership.

Bid to halt 3D Jacko image

The owners of technology used to create holograms are asking a federal judge to block the use of their techniques in any effort to project a Michael Jackson hologram at tomorrow’s Billboard Music Awards.

Hologram USA Inc and Musion Das Hologram Ltd are suing Jackson’s estate and producers of the awards show. Producers have not confirmed that a Jackson hologram will appear at the show, but they have promised a history-making performance by Jackson to promote the singer’s latest posthumous album, Xscape.

Mexican mayor faces charges

A Mexican judge has ordered another mayor held for trial on charges of aiding a drug cartel, the fourth official to face such charges in recent months.

The national Judiciary Council said former mayor Jesus Cruz Valencia, of the mountain town of Aguililla, will be tried on organised crime charges for his alleged links to the Knights Templar cartel.

Two other mayors and the former acting governor of Michoacan have been arrested on similar charges.