3 September, 2021
The Division of Case-law and Research of the Supreme Court has updated the summary of case law of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate in the field of consumer protection, supplementing it with rulings of the last four years. The summary has also been supplemented with the findings of the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union, which pertain to the legal issues examined in the Senate’s rulings.
The summary systematizes the Senate’s findings regarding the consumer protection issues that have been significant in court cases, as well as regarding the application of procedural rules in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union in disputes where one party is the consumer. Findings about the court's obligation to assess the terms of the contract concluded with the consumer, the powers of the court when establishing an unfair contractual term are also systematized. The summary includes findings on the evaluation of contractual terms and examples of unfair contractual terms, as well as examples of contractual terms that are not considered unfair, non-negotiated contractual terms and the comprehensibility of a contractual term. The Senate has also assessed the legal balance of the contracting parties, the application of consumer protection rules to various disputes, as well as the obligations of the consumer.
Summary of the case law of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate “Protection of Consumer Rights, August 2014 - 2021” is available on the website of the Supreme Court in the section Case law / Compilations of case law / Civil law
Information prepared by
Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court
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