22 April, 2021
15 April, 2021
15 March, 2021
11 February, 2021
At the hearing on February 11, the Court of Justice of the European Union heard the Opinion of Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe regarding the questions referred by the Senate in the case where it is to be decided whether the applicant – an Italian citizen who has moved to live with his family in Latvia – was justifiably denied the right to receive state-funded healthcare services. Having heard the Opinion of the Advocate General, the Court of Justice of the European Union will set the date on which the judgment will be delivered in response to questions put by the Senate.
10 February, 2021
On February 9, the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate annulled the judgment of Riga Regional Court of December 23, 2019, which partially satisfied the claim of the plaintiff VSIA Latvian National Opera and Ballet against SIA TV NET regarding the opinion piece published by TV NET on renting out opera premises for a private event of a Russian artist on July 29, 2014. The Senate remitted the case to Riga Regional Court.
3 February, 2021
On January 29, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate upheld the judgment of the Regional Administrative Court, which rejected the application of the Applicant – the bank – for annulment of the decision of the Financial and Capital Market Commission (hereinafter – FCMC). The above-mentioned decision of the FCMC establishes that the Applicant is responsible for the execution of payment order of the Applicant's client in accordance with Section 99, Paragraph nine of the Law on Payment Services and Electronic Money, and the Applicant is instructed to inform the FCMC about the solution regarding the execution of the said transaction. The Applicant is also instructed to assess the need to make changes to the internal control system and procedure, determining its conduct in cases where it is not possible to execute the payment order given by the payment service user. A fine was also imposed on the Applicant.
29 December, 2020
On December 22, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate upheld the judgments of the Regional Administrative Court, recognizing the decisions of the Consumer Rights Protection Centre of Latvia regarding the imposition of fines on three credit companies for unfair commercial practices as justified. The decisions to impose fines were adopted by the Consumer Rights Protection Centre (hereinafter – CRPC) because it saw violations in the activities of these credit companies, as they imposed an additional obligation on consumers to cover the costs of extending the credit term rather than including these costs in the total credit costs.
23 December, 2020
On December 23, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate revoked the judgment of the Regional Administrative Court rejecting the claim for granting an old-age pension to an applicant who resides in the United States and has US citizenship and insurance experience in Latvia. The Senate acknowledged that the court should re-evaluate the circumstances of the case and the Agreement of November 5, 1992 between the Government of the Republic of Latvia and the Government of the United States of America on Mutual Payment of Pensions (hereinafter – the Bilateral Agreement). The case has been remitted to the Regional Administrative Court.
21 December, 2020
On 18 December, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate suspended proceedings in the case initiated on the basis of an application of SIA “DOBELES HES” regarding the decision of the Public Utilities Commission not to compensate the Applicant for losses incurred in the result of the sale of produced electricity. Having examined the cassation complaint of the Public Utilities Commission (hereinafter – the Regulator) and the Applicant's counterclaim against the judgment of the Administrative Regional Court, the Senate had doubts about the interpretation of European Union law, therefore the Senate suspended the proceedings and referred questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a preliminary ruling. The proceedings are suspended until the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union enters into force.
9 December, 2020
On December 10, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered a judgment in response to questions from the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate in a dispute between a foreign company Euromin Holdings (Cyprus) Limited and the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC). The FCMC decision has set a different repurchase price for JSC Ventspils nafta shares for a foreign company.
13 July, 2020
On 10 July the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court (Senate) annulled the judgment of the Regional Administrative Court, which satisfied the application of SIA “Hydro Energo” and annulled the decision of the State Revenue Service regarding the tax debt calculated for the applicant for imported goods – brass rods. Evaluating the answers provided by the Court of Justice of the European Union to the question referred by the Senate, the Senate acknowledged that the Regional Court, in determining the classification of the product, had misinterpreted the provision of substantive law. The Senate referred the case for re-examination before the Regional Administrative Court.
9 July, 2020
On July 9, the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court (Senate) annulled the judgment of Latgale Regional Court on recovery of more than 66 million euros from the limited liability company LatRosTrans in favour of the claimant Novopolotsk Republican Unitary Oil Transportation Enterprise Druzhba. The Senate remitted the case to the appellate court. In the judgment, the Senate acknowledges that the Regional Court, by recognizing the property rights of the claimant and its predecessors to the technological oil located in the oil pipelines owned by LatRosTrans Ltd, has incorrectly applied and interpreted provisions of substantive law, as well as violated procedural requirements on evaluation of evidence and substantiation of the judgment.