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22 November, 2019

The decision of the State Revenue Service to deny the right to deduct input tax is declared unjustified

On November 22, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court (Senate) left unamended the judgment of the Administrative Regional Court, which upheld the application of SIA Altic and annulled the decision of the State Revenue Service which imposed an obligation to pay value added tax, fine and late payment fee. The Senate upheld the Regional Court’s conclusion that the applicant was entitled to deduct input tax.
21 August, 2019

In line with recent case law of the European Court of Human Rights, the Senate points to the link between labour law and private life in labour dispute

On August 20, the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court (Senate) annulled the judgment of the Riga Regional Court and referred the labour dispute regarding violation of the principle of equality for re-examination. The judgement by the Senate draws attention to recent case law findings of the European Court of Human Rights stating that employment disputes are not in themselves excluded from the scope of "private life" within the meaning of Article 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
19 March, 2019

The decision of the Data State Inspectorate to oblige the applicant to delete the video published on the Internet is left unchanged

On March 19, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate upheld the decision of the Administrative Regional Court, maintaining the obligation imposed by the Data State Inspectorate on the applicant to delete the video published on the internet in which police officers at the police station were recorded. Considering the arguments included in the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Senate is of the opinion that there has been no fair balance between the right to freedom of expression and the right to privacy in the applicant's activities.