Traffic accident

The Court of Justice on Article 6(2) Brussels I

Article Date: 15-02-2016
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The Court of Justice delivered on 21 January 2016 its judgment in case C 521/14, SOVAG — Schwarzmeer und Ostsee Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft v If Vahinkovakuutusyhtiö Oy, which is about Brussels I (Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognit... [Read All]

Important English decisions on the Rome II Regulation regarding the law applicable to traffic accidents

Article Date: 09-03-2015
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Regulation no 864/2007 of the European Parliament and the Council on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations (Rome II) came into force in 2009 in the European Union (minus Denmark). It applies only to events giving rise to damage occurring after 11 January 2009. There are several particula... [Read All]

Italian RTA compensation scheme consistent with EU law, CJEU rules

European Court of Justice, case C-371/12

Article Date: 23-01-2014
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The case was referred to the CJEU by the Tivoli General Court (a first instant court located in Italy, near Rome); in the domestic proceedings, a Spanish national, who had had a road accident in Italy, had brought a claim against the insurance company of the Italian driver that had caused the accide... [Read All]

Mandatory insurance must cover non-material injuries suffered by victims' family members

European Court of Justice, case C-22/12

Article Date: 24-10-2013
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The CJEU addressed the compatibility with EU Law of the exclusion and/or limitation of certain heads of non-pecuniary damages suffered by family members of road traffic accident victims. In the first case, a Slovakian-insured motorist had caused a lethal car accident in the Czech Republic. Pursuant... [Read All]
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