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Nv Internationale Crediet En Handelsvereniging ‘Rotterdam’ And De Cooperatieve Suikerfabriek En Raffinaderij GA ‘Puttershoek’ v Netherlands Minister Of Agriculture and Fisheries: ECJ 18 Feb 1964

1. Article 226 constitutes an exceptional provision only as regards the nature and the extent of derogation from the treaty and not as regards the detailed rules laid down by the commission in order to achieve the protection sought. In this respect, the commission, which is bound to give priority to such measures as will … Continue reading Nv Internationale Crediet En Handelsvereniging ‘Rotterdam’ And De Cooperatieve Suikerfabriek En Raffinaderij GA ‘Puttershoek’ v Netherlands Minister Of Agriculture and Fisheries: ECJ 18 Feb 1964

Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Customs and Excise v Zielinski Baker and Partners Limited: HL 26 Feb 2004

The commissioners sought to charge to VAT charges for works which had been carried out to a building within the curtilage of a listed building. The taxpayer sought zero-rating. Held: The outbuilding to which alterations were made must have been a ‘protected building’. Note (1) defines a protected building as both ‘a building which is … Continue reading Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Customs and Excise v Zielinski Baker and Partners Limited: HL 26 Feb 2004

Grand garage albigeois and others: ECJ 15 Feb 1996

ECJ (Judgment) Regulation No 123/85 on the application of Article 85(3) of the Treaty to certain categories of motor vehicle distribution and servicing agreements merely provides economic agents in the motor vehicle industry with certain possibilities enabling them to remove their distribution and servicing agreements from the scope of the prohibition contained in Article 85(1) … Continue reading Grand garage albigeois and others: ECJ 15 Feb 1996

Commission v Greece: ECJ 30 Jun 1988

1. Although the powers conferred on the Commission by Article 90(3) of the Treaty operate in a specific field of application and under conditions defined by reference to the particular objective of that article, that does not prevent the ‘directives’ and ‘decisions’ referred to in that provision from falling within the general category of directives … Continue reading Commission v Greece: ECJ 30 Jun 1988

SpA Salgoil v Italian Ministry of Foreign Trade: ECJ 19 Dec 1968

ECJ 1. Procedure – preliminary ruling – jurisdiction of the court – limits (EEC treaty, article 177) 2. Procedure – preliminary ruling – reference to the court by a national court or tribunal – applicability of the provision referred for interpretation – express statement not obligatory (EEC treaty, article 177) 3. Quantitative restrictions – abolition … Continue reading SpA Salgoil v Italian Ministry of Foreign Trade: ECJ 19 Dec 1968

Bavarian Lager Company Ltd v Commission of the European Communities (Supported by United Kingdom, Intervener): ECJ 10 Nov 1999

Where an opinion had been drafted in anticipation of being signed in support of a case to be brought by the Commission to enforce EC law, but the matter was settled with the member state involved before the draft report was approved and signed, the Commission was entitled to refuse to disclose the report. It … Continue reading Bavarian Lager Company Ltd v Commission of the European Communities (Supported by United Kingdom, Intervener): ECJ 10 Nov 1999

Commission of the European Communities v Ireland: ECJ 19 Oct 1999

The Directive gave member states some discretion as to setting criteria to be fulfilled before a project could be said to have a substantial effect and so require an environmental assessment before being allowed to proceed. Nevertheless, it was not open to members to use a simple size measurement as such a criteria, since this … Continue reading Commission of the European Communities v Ireland: ECJ 19 Oct 1999

Aalborg Portland A/S, Irish Cement Ltd, Ciments francais, Italcementi – Fabbriche Riunite Cemento SpA; Buzzi Unicem SpA; Cementir v Commission: ECJ 7 Jan 2004

Europa Appeal – Competition – Cement market – Article 85(1) of the EC Treaty (now Article 81(1) EC) – Jurisdiction of the Court of First Instance – Rights of the defence – Access to the file – Single and continuous infringement – Liability for an infringement – Evidence of participation in the general agreement and … Continue reading Aalborg Portland A/S, Irish Cement Ltd, Ciments francais, Italcementi – Fabbriche Riunite Cemento SpA; Buzzi Unicem SpA; Cementir v Commission: ECJ 7 Jan 2004

Regina v Government of Holloway Prison, Ex parte Jennings: HL 1983

J sought habeas corpus to avoid her extradition to California on a charge of manslaughter arising from a motor accident. Her counsel argued that the unlawful killing of another by the reckless driving of a motor vehicle on a road was no longer manslaughter by the law of England, since the enactment of the Road … Continue reading Regina v Government of Holloway Prison, Ex parte Jennings: HL 1983

Cruz-Vargas v R J Reynolds Tobacco Company: 2003

(United States Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit) Relatives of a deceased smoker brought a negligence and strict liability suit against a tobacco company, alleging that it was responsible for his death. The action was brought in the District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. There was evidence that ‘the average consumer in Puerto Rico … Continue reading Cruz-Vargas v R J Reynolds Tobacco Company: 2003

Bulmer (HP) Ltd v Bollinger SA: CA 1974

The plaintiff complained that the respondent had described its drink ‘Babycham’ as a champagne perry, which it said was a misuse of the appellation ‘champagne’. Held: The court considered the effect of European legislation on the law of England and Wales. Lord Denning MR said: ‘But when we come to matters with a European element, … Continue reading Bulmer (HP) Ltd v Bollinger SA: CA 1974

The Republic of Croatia v The Republic of Serbia: LRA 2 Jul 2009

LRA Beneficial Interests, Trusts and Restrictions : Restrictions Where No Beneficial Interest Dismemberment of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia; entry of restrictions; lex situs; private domestic law of England and Wales; occupation of property by a member of the Serbian diplomatic mission; principle of justiciability; ‘sufficient interest’; ‘right or claim’; Agreement on Succession Issues … Continue reading The Republic of Croatia v The Republic of Serbia: LRA 2 Jul 2009

HP Bulmer Ltd and Another v J Bollinger Sa and others: CA 22 May 1974

Necessity for Reference to ECJ Lord Denning said that the test for whether a question should be referred to the European Court of Justice is one of necessity, not desirability or convenience. There are cases where the point, if decided one way, would shorten the trial greatly. But if decided the other way, it would … Continue reading HP Bulmer Ltd and Another v J Bollinger Sa and others: CA 22 May 1974

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