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.
10 June, 2020
On June 3 and 4, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate suspended the proceedings in two cases of the applicant SIA "Sātiņi-S" regarding compensation payments in Natura 2000 sites and decided to refer preliminary questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union.