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25 November, 2016

Court rejects “Parex banka” former owners’ claim against the Republic of Latvia acting through the Ministry of Finance

25 November, Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court (SC) dismissed applicants' claim against the Republic of Latvia acting through the Ministry of Finance on Investment Agreement concluded in 2008 by JSC "Reverta", SJSC "Latvian Mortgage and Land Bank" (VAS „Latvijas Hipotēku un zemes banka”) and SJSC "Privatisation Agency" (VAS “Privatizācijas aģentūra”). The court reclaimed from Valerijs Kargins, Viktors Krasovickis, Georgijs Krasovickis and Aleksandra Krasovicka, costs of court proceedings - in favor of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia EUR 7,500 from each person, in favor of JSC "Reverta" EUR 7,500 from each, in favor of SJSC "Privatisation Agency" EUR 7,500 from each and in favor of JSC "Latvian Development Finance Institution Altum" (previously - JSC "Latvian Mortgage and Land Bank") EUR 6,951.68 from each. The final judgment will be drawn on 9 December and following the date of reasoned ruling, parties within 30 days would be able to appeal in cassation.

21 November, 2016

Termination of the Proceedings in Case of Trademark “Omas gardumi”

21 November, the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court (SC) approved a settlement between the parties to the dispute on the trademark "Omas gardumi". Already on 8 November at preliminary hearing parties informed the Court about their terms of settlement, though had not finalized the settlement.

16 May, 2016

The Court upholds the judgement on inclusion of period of work in Lithuania in Soviet time in entire insurance period

On 16 May, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court upheld the judgement of the Administrative regional court imposing an obligation to the State Social Insurance Agency to recalculate applicant’s pension, including period, when the applicant worked in a company located in Lithuania, in insurance period. In the judgement, the Supreme Court pointed out that the regional court correctly indicated that the agency had to include period from 7 September 1973 until 16 January 1984 in the applicant’s insurance period as work in the territory of former USSR, in accordance with Clause 1 of Transitional Provisions to the law “On State Pensions”.

21 April, 2016

Claim in dispute on use of IKEA trademark is partly satisfied

On 21 April, the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court partly satisfied claim of the Dutch company Inter IKEA B.V. and recovered from the respondent compensation of moral injury in amount of 1000 EUR for unlawful use of IKEA trademark

7 April, 2016

Judgement regarding IKEA trademark will be announced on 21 April

On 7 April, the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court examined the appellate complaint filed by the Dutch company Inter IKEA B.V. against the judgement of Riga regional court, which partly satisfied the claim regarding discontinuation of violation of copyright and unlawful use of IKEA trademark, and recovery of compensation. The court examined the case on the merits and determined that a ruling in the case will be announced on 21 April at 9.50 o’clock.

18 February, 2016

The court resumes the adjudication on the merits in the case on claim regarding IKEA trademark

On 18 February, the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court decided to resume adjudication on the merits in the case on claim regarding IKEA trademark. The court adopted such decision on the basis of Section 188 of the Civil Procedure Law, which stipulates – if during deliberation the court the court finds it necessary to determine new facts that are significant in the case or to examine existing or new evidence further, it resumes the adjudication on the merits of the case. The court will resume adjudication of the case on 30 March at 13.00 o’clock.

4 February, 2016

Judgement in the case on IKEA trademark will be pronounced in the middle of February

On 4 February, the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court examined the appellate complaint by the Dutch company Inter IKEA B.V. filed against the judgement of Riga regional court, which partly satisfied the claim regarding discontinuation of violation of copyright and unlawful use of IKEA trademark, and recovery of compensation. The court heard the case on the merits and determined that the ruling in the case will be pronounced on 18 February, at 9.50 o’clock.

17 December, 2014

Application filed by banks regarding annulment of a decision of the Competition Council is rejected

On 17 December, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court upheld judgement of the Administrative regional court, in which application filed by banks regarding annulment of a decision of the Competition Council is rejected. With the decision of the institution, infringement of the Competition Law was established in actions of banks and they were imposed a fine. The Supreme Court recognises that the regional court verified argumentation and reasoning included in appealed decision in respect of the fact that an agreement on commission fees affected situation at the market. Judgement of the Supreme Court is irreversible.

14 November, 2014

A preliminary question is referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union in the case regarding decision of the Competition Council

On 13 November, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court suspended proceedings in a case regarding annulment of a decision of the Competition Council, to ask a preliminary question to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

26 September, 2014

In criminal case on incrimination of organisation of murder committed for the purpose of acquiring property information will be requested from Belarus

On 10 September, the Chamber of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court heard the criminal cases, in which by the judgement of Riga regional court the accused was found guilty and punished with deprivation of liberty for 10 years, confiscation of property, for organisation of her husband’s murder in aggravating circumstances in 2010 – for the purpose of acquiring property.

19 September, 2014

Request of CAF regarding invitation of the third party in dispute with Pasažieru vilciens JSC is rejected

On September 19, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court, having examined in written procedure an ancillary complaint filed by Spanish company Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles S.A., upheld the decuision of the Administrative district court, which rejected request of the Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles S.A. to invite “CAF Latvia” Ltd. as the thirds party to the case. The decision of the Suprme Court may not be appealed.

11 July, 2014

In dispute between Maxima Latvija and the Competition Council the court asks prejudicial questions to the European Court of Justice

On 11 July, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court decided to suspend proceedings in case of “MAXIMA Latvija” Ltd. (further in text – Maxima Latvija) and the Competition Council and to ask prejudicial questions to the European Court of Justice. Proceedings in the case are suspended until the ruling of the European Court of Justice becomes effective.