Department of Civil Cases

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24 May, 2017

The Supreme Court upholds the judgment in the case regarding claim for compensation in relation to plot alienated for needs of airport “Rīga”

On 24 May, the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court upheld the judgement of 16 April 2015 of the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court which partly satisfied the claim against the Republic of Latvia in person of the Ministry of Transport with the third party SJSC “Starptautiskā lidosta Rīga”” (International Airport “Riga”) regarding recovery of compensation and default interest for the plot of land of 12.7 hectares, which was alienated from the claimant for needs of airport “Riga”. The court recovered for the claimant compensation in amount of 328 098,22 EUR, lawful interest, for the period between 1 March 1997 and 1 June 2015, in amount of 328 098,22 EUR, and court costs in amount of 6634,93 EUR, making in total 662 831,37 EUR. The judgment of the Supreme Court cannot be appealed.
31 January, 2017

The Supreme Court: LSSR Public undertaking Rīgas Kinostudija copyrights on films produced during Soviet period have ceased to exist on the basis of law

On 31 January the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court in written proceedings reviewed the cassation appeal of Latvian state (in the person of the Ministry of Culture) and the Latvian Filmmakers Union and 44 film authors against the Riga Regional Court judgment of 22 April 2014 in claim of Latvian state against AS "Rīgas Kinostudija" on the recognition of copyrights on 973 films produced by Latvian SSR Public undertaking "Rīgas Kinostudija" that were made during the period from 1964 to 4 May 1990, and in claim of the third party for recognition of copyrights for these films.