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8 February, 2017

The ruling in dispute over the refusal to list the Latvian Orthodox Autonomous Church in the register of religious organizations will be available in March

8 February, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court in oral proceedings heard the case on cassation appeal of the religious organization “Latvian Orthodox Autonomous Church” against the judgment of the Regional Administrative Court which dismissed the application for imposition of obligation for the Register of Enterprises to enter the applicant into register of religious organizations and institutions. The Supreme Court heard the parties to proceedings and stated that a ruling on the case will be available on 10 March.
31 January, 2017

The Supreme Court: LSSR Public undertaking Rīgas Kinostudija copyrights on films produced during Soviet period have ceased to exist on the basis of law

On 31 January the Department of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court in written proceedings reviewed the cassation appeal of Latvian state (in the person of the Ministry of Culture) and the Latvian Filmmakers Union and 44 film authors against the Riga Regional Court judgment of 22 April 2014 in claim of Latvian state against AS "Rīgas Kinostudija" on the recognition of copyrights on 973 films produced by Latvian SSR Public undertaking "Rīgas Kinostudija" that were made during the period from 1964 to 4 May 1990, and in claim of the third party for recognition of copyrights for these films.
4 January, 2017

Addresses the European Court of Justice on the issue of maternity benefit calculations provided that during the whole benefit period a person has not worked in Latvia

Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court (SC) in December stayed the proceedings in the case on the maternity benefit calculations provided that a person has the whole insurance period not worked in Latvia, but in institutions of the European Union.
27 January, 2016

The court addresses questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union in the case on method applicable to determine customs value of goods

On 21 January, the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court stayed proceedings in the case initiated upon application of “LS Custom Services” Ltd., to abolish the decision of the State Revenue Service. By the foregoing the decision, the applicant was imposed an obligation to pay customs tax, antidumping duty and value-added tax. The Supreme Court recognised that there is a ground to refer for a preliminary ruling to the Court of Justice of the European Union due to doubts regarding interpretation of Article 29 (1) and Article 30 of the Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code, and this interpretation may be crucial in adjudication of the case.