U2 bassist Clayton sees court case adjourned


A High Court application by U2 bassist Adam Clayton to be paid the proceeds of sale of an apartment in New York purchased by his former personal assistant Carol Hawkins with what he claims is his money has been adjourned to allow for settlement talks.

The court also heard yesterday that Ms Hawkins has lodged appeals against her conviction and the seven year prison sentence she received after a jury found was found guilty of stealing €2.8m of Mr Clayton’s money.

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U2 bassist Adam Clayton seeks cash from crook’s flat sale

Personal assistant Carol Hawkins stole 2.8 million euro from U2 star Adam Clayton


By Tim Healy

U2 bassist Adam Clayton wants to be paid the proceeds from the sale of an apartment in New York bought by his former personal assistant Carol Hawkins with his money, the High Court in Dublin has heard.

The case will be heard next year.

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Julie Taymor, “Spider-Man” Producers Settle NYC Suit

Taymor had said the current hit Broadway production, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” was based on the unlawful use of her copyrighted written works


Ousted former “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” director Julie Taymor unexpectedly joined former collaborators Bono and the Edge of U2 onstage at the musical’s Broadway opening June 14, 2011. © Getty Images

Like in any great theater production, the conflict between director Julie Taymor and the producers of the Broadway production of “Spider-Man” peaked in intensity just before the resolution.

A tentative deal settling a dispute over her role in the musical was disclosed in a document filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. It said the case could be reopened within two months if the agreement breaks down. Settlement terms were not released.

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