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Chapter 1. Lawful Transactions in General (Sections 1403-1510)

18.06.2020. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-492/2020 Separation of one-off performance with intermediate payment from periodic performance

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30.09.2020. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-364/2020 Procedural form of contesting a simulative transaction

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12.11.2020. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-255/2020 Legal consequences of the supposed transaction hidden behind a simulated transaction

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09.03.2020. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-79/2020 Contestation of a fictitious transaction entered into with the intent to defraud the creditor

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30.04.2020. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-28/2020 Reimbursement of training grant paid from European Union funds if the student is suspended from the training institution

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03.12.2020. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-12/2020 (CHANGE OF CASE-LAW) The legal nature of a reminder from creditor; Distinguishing between a legal transaction and a reminder from creditor as a transaction-like activity; Type of reminder from; Type of performance of a loan agreement

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12.02.2020. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-5/2020 (CHANGE OF CASE-LAW) Boundaries of protection of public reliability of Commercial Register

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04.11.2019. Decision on Ancillary Complain of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-1003/2019 Competence to examine the complaints regarding misconduct of a sworn notary or his or her refusal to perform the office obligations

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04.06.2019. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-765/2019 Separation of fiduciary and simulative transactions

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09.12.2019. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-318/2019 Scope of statutory presumption

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22.11.2019. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-290/2019 Exercise of the right of pre-emption

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21.03.2019. Asignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-193/2019 Jurisdiction of a dispute in which the transfer of a trade mark is contested based on the civil law rules concerning defects of a property

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30.05.2019. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-178/2019 Consequences of implicit acceptance of an inheritance

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15.03.2019. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-61/2019 Action for the execution of a task given to an advocate

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28.12.2018. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-217/2018 Presumption of representation of a collective management organisation; Use of a licence fee method for the calculation of material damage in the event of an infringement of copyright or related rights managed on a collective basis

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28.12.2018. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-217/2018 Presumption of representation of a collective management organisation; Use of a licence fee method for the calculation of material damage in the event of an infringement of copyright or related rights managed on a collective basis

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28.09.2018. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-207/2018 Co-sale rights in a contract of shareholders of a limited liability company

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29.06.2018. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-203/2018 A fair settlement of a case in which the actions of a municipality were incosistent, disproportionate and inappropriate to the principle of legitimate expectations

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28.05.2018. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-82/2018 Contestation of a fictitious transaction entered into with the intent to defraud the creditor

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15.03.2018. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-29/2018 Assessment of the circumstances of the case when the cassation court revoked the judgment of the lower court

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19.02.2018. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-7/2018 Distinction between simulative and fictive transaction

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10.03.2017. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-658/2017 The distinction between a work-performance contract and an employment contract

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19.10.2017. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-335/2017 Determining the intent of the parties when qualifying a legal transaction (separation of a lease contract from a partnership contract)

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04.07.2017. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-243/2017 Interpretation of rules of insurance contract when assessing non-performance of contractual obligations

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24.08.2017. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-211/2017 The competence of the court to set the limits for the freedom to conclude contracts; the competence of the court to limit the force of a lawfully concluded contract

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29.09.2017. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-209/2017 Reasonable doubts of the creditor as reason for default of the performance of obligation

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05.10.2017. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-188/2017 Determining the status of public waters

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26.05.2017. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-166/2017 Observing the principle of equal rights of the parties and adversarial proceedings between the parties

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31.03.2017. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-144/2017 Application of Sections 1508 and 1509 of the Civil Law

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28.02.2017. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-49/2017 The prerequisites to apply Section 1488 Clause 1 of the Civil Law

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28.10.2016. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-411/2016 Specification in a contract of silence as an expression of in intent

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16.09.2016. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-270/2016 The duty of the appellate instance court to set out the reasons for its opinion with respect to the judgment of the first instance court

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31.10.2016. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-53/2016 The limits of assignment given to the authorized person; the legal consequences of signing of a deed

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29.02.2016. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-48/2016 Retroactive force of heir’s property right

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16.10.2015. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-112/2015 Recovery of contractual penalty for delay, if performance is accepted after the performance deadline stipulated in the contract

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23.09.2014. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-2376/2014 Self-contracting in labour contracts and application of Section 1415 of the Civil Law

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18.01.2013. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-344/2013 The bill, which doesn’t conform to definition of a bill

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17.10.2012. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-574/2012 Bill of exchange and reinforcement of obligations

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14.09.2012. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-497/2012 Cession restrictions and legal consequences of non-observance of those, when reviewing claim of an assignee on recognition of exchange contract as purchase contract

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25.04.2012. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-257/2012 Protection of pledgee in good faith in case of absolutely invalid alienation transaction

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18.04.2012. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-176/2012 Procedure of contestation of veracity of the notarial act

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25.01.2012. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-40/2012 Cancellation of lease agreement, if room hired is used contrary to aim stated in a lease agreement

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25.01.2012. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-24/2012 Sequence of privatisation of an apartment or a homesite; legal status of a summer cottage let on the ground of a lease agreement, which is included in uninhabitable property resources

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25.01.2012. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-11/2012 Qualification of exchange transaction, admitting agreement to be simulative, signed with an aim to evade pre-emption rights

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01.02.2012. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-10/2012 (See CHANGE OF CASE-LAW in case No SKC-5/2020) Influence of validity of alienation contract to transposition of property right to obtainer

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25.04.2012. Decision of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SPC-1/2012 and separate opinions of senators Kalvis Torgans, Marite Zagere, Inara Garda, Skaidrite Lodzina, Anda Vitola (CHANGE OF CASE-LAW) Claim against the SRS on pay back of tax overpaid as a subject of commercial pledge

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22.02.2011. Decision of assignment sitting of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-538/2011 On refusal to initiate cassation proceedings; on settlement in the cassation instance court

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14.12.2011. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-427/2011 Agreement to alter provisions of a lease agreement by concludent actions; obligation of a court to  assess compliance of provisions of a lease agreement with the Consumer Rights Protection Law

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27.04.2011. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-131/2011 On collision standards 

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27.04.2011. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-86/2011 On exception from guarantee accessority principle 

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12.01.2011. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-7/2011 Statement of will in legal deal; assessment of evidences and limits of review of a case

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24.11.2010. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-226/2010 On institution as legal entity in understanding of the Section 1407 of the Civil Law; responsibility of the state for unlawful actions of officials of its institutions; compensation for moral injury for mutilation or disfigurement

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07.04.2010. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-74/2010 In range of real estate alienation contracts valid and invalid contracts should be segregated

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27.01.2010. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-13/2010 On renewal of term of a lease agreement and recognition of right to privatisation of an apartment

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12.05.2010. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-11/2010 and separate opinion of the senator Aldis Lavins On prerequisites of protection of person, who obtained real estate  in good faith

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25.11.2009. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-306/2009 On written form of legal deals and consequences of full or partial execution of that

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03.06.2009. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-185/2009 On interpretation of legal deal and responsibility of an expropriator

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25.02.2009. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-71/2009 On signing agreement on coercive plot rent

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11.02.2009. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-47/2009 On procedure of appealing against forced execution of liabilities and on claims from restitution contracts

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28.01.2009. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-37/2009 On rights of creditors and third parties, when spouses distribute their property

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12.11.2008. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-418/2008 On application of the Item 1 Section 1488 of the Civil Law, when resolving disputes on concluding lease agreements

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29.10.2008. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-353/2008 On legal consequences, which occur, if a real estate is sold to several buyers successively

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11.06.2008. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-256/2008 Par execution of liabilities undertaken

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14.05.2008. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-212/2008 On legal ground of reduction of demurrage 

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14.05.2008. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-205/2008 On prevention of consequences of legal invasion

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04.06.2008. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-176/2008 On right to submit a claim, challenging private legal deal concluded on the ground of administrative act, and consequences of that

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16.04.2008. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-148/2008 On prerequisites of false establishment

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23.01.2008. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-27/2008 On form of legal deal

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05.12.2007. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-806/2007 Legal consequences, if a deal is considered to be invalid

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07.11.2007. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-756/2007 Qualification of costs of maintenance of a dwelling house in contract of rent of living accommodation

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07.11.2007. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-712/2007 On imposing of the duty to conclude land lease agreement

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24.10.2007. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-705/2007 Legal capacity of foreign legal entity shall be determined according to law on its central administration (Section 8 (3) of the Civil Law)

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06.06.2007. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-465/2007 On establishment of joint liability

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25.04.2007. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-311/2007 On form of living accommodation lease agreement

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28.03.2007. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-188/2007 On heir’s right to continue litigation initiated for protection of testator’s interests

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01.11.2006. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-600/2006 On binding force of authorization issued by legal entity

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04.10.2006. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-540/2006 On principle of good faith

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04.10.2006. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-524/2006 On commitment deal

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17.05.2006. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-351/2006 On payments of interest determined for non-execution of a liability or inappropriate execution of that  

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19.04.2006. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-280/2006 On loan recovery

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05.10.2005. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-625/2005 On the application of Article 994 of the Civil Law

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05.10.2005. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-607/2005 Contractual relations in case of loan agreement

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05.10.2005. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-605/2005 On assessment of evidences (the Section 97 of the Civil Procedure Law)

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07.12.2005. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-542/2005 On rule of law of a deal accepted by legal entity and executed actually

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05.05.2005. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-303/2005 It is impossible to conclude living accommodation lease agreement, if subject of living accommodation lease agreement doesn’t exist

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20.04.2005. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-246/2005 On legal aspects of reclaim of execution of non-existing debt 

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09.03.2005. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-153/2005 On application of the Section 28.2 of the law “On Living Accommodation Rent”

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26.01.2005. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-47/2005 On application of the Section 1041 and 1044 of the Civil Law to an acquirer by good faith 

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01.12.2004. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-642/2004 On interpretation of legal deal, clarification of expression of participants’ will

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03.11.2004. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-614/2004 On application of the Section 1055 of the Civil Law

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06.10.2004. Judgement of the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate, case No SKC-481/2004 On form of gift agreement

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27.05.1998. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-310/1998 Guarantees for renting land

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15.04.1998. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-207/1998 On the amount of land rent and on the subjectivity of the rights of JSC Latvijas Krājbanka

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19.12.1997. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-486/1997 The ownership of the immovable property at the time of seizure of property and the removal of the seizure

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10.12.1997. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-446/1997 On the prohibition to accommodate new tenants in non-residential premises until the house property is returned to the rightful owners

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26.11.1997. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-432/1997 Exchange of the property affected by an error

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20.08.1997. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-280/1997 On the testator's capacity to act

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09.04.1997. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-110/1997 If the transaction is not corroborated, it shall not become invalid in accordance with Section 1478 of the Civil Law

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26.02.1997. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-55/1997 An executed transaction cannot be interpreted as a unilateral pledge which has not been accepted by the other party and which in that case does not establish an obligation in accordance with Section 1513 of the Civil Law

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26.02.1997. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SPC-42/1997 Procedural order to contest a guarantee

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16.10.1996. Judgment of the Department of Civil Cases, case No SKC-84/1996 On freight tariffs

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