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Dubthach Doel vs. Fergus

Case description: Dubthach Doel ("black-tongue") accuses Fergus of slander. Because Dub was so jealous of Cuchulain getting it on with Dub's wife, Dub tried to kill Cuchulain, Fergus's old friend from Ulster. Fergus was so outraged that Dubthach would try and kill one of Fergie's own friends that he kicked Dub and brought up all sorts of nasty rumors about Dub's past and called him a coward.

Case status: Dismissed. Fergus was just too intimidating—Dubthach dropped the charges.