STATE AGREES TO PAY MOST OF LATE MARIE FLEMING’S COURT CASE COSTS

first_imgThe State has agreed to orders that it will pay most of the substantial legal costs of the unsuccessful challenge by Donegal woman Marie Fleming to Ireland’s laws on assisted suicide.Marie Fleming and husband TomThe 59-year-old, who was originally from Lifford, died last month after losing her landmark right-to-die case. The Supreme Court agreed to an application by Ms Fleming’s lawyers not to formally draw up the costs order until her estate has been constituted.RTE reports that the court agreed to affirm an order made by the High Court awarding Ms Fleming costs against the State of the High Court hearing.It also awarded Ms Fleming half of the costs of her Supreme Court appeal.Ms Fleming was in the final stages of Multiple Sclerosis when she began her court action seeking to be assisted in having a peaceful and dignified death at a time of her choice without the risk of prosecution for anyone who helped her.Last April, the seven-judge Supreme Court ruled the right to life under the Constitution “does not import a right to die” in what it described as this “very tragic case”.STATE AGREES TO PAY MOST OF LATE MARIE FLEMING’S COURT CASE COSTS was last modified: January 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:court caseLiffordMARIE FLEMINGlast_img read more