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The EEA Agreement entered into force on 1 January 1994. Through the EEA Agreement, Norway has adopted large sections of EU legislation. In 2014, the EEA Agreement had been in force for 20 years. The EEA EFTA States (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) have, in accordance with Article 108 of the EEA Agreement, established their own court; the EFTA Court. This court has three judges and its seat in Luxembourg.

The EFTA Court gives advisory opinions to the courts of EFTA states on the in­terpretation of EEA rules. “When such an issue is brought before a court in an EFTA state and the co­urt finds that an opinion is needed before it pronounces its judgment, it may request the EFTA Court to give such an opinion”, cf. the Surveillance and Court Agreement, Article 34. The arrangement is imple­mented in Norwegian law through Section 51a of the Courts Act.

Since 1994, Norwegian courts and tribunals have requested the EFTA court for advisory opinions in 43 cases. Six of these cases have been dealt with by the Supreme Court. These cases are included in Rt. 1997, page 1965 (Business transfer), Rt. 2000, page 1811 (Finnanger I), Rt. 2004, page 904 (Paranova), Rt. 2009, page 839 (Alcohol advertising), Rt. 2012, page 1793 (Motor vehicle liability), Rt. 2013, side 258 (General application). The Supreme Court decided to request two of the opinions (Finanger I and Paranova). In addition, at the time of the hearing in Rt. 2007, page 1003 (Norsk Tipping), there was a decision by the EFTA Court.

In the summer of 2014, the EFTA Court celebrated its 20th anniversary. The Supreme Court attended a conference that year in Luxembourg, where, among other things, there was a panel debate on advisory opinions entitled: ‘To refer or not to refer’. One reason for the debate was the President of the EFTA court's criticism of Norway requesting advisory opinio­ns from the court in too few cases. Chief Justice Schei explained the practice followed by the Supreme Court and the reas­on for this, but also said that the Supreme Court would review its practice in light of the debate that had been raised. The end of the debate has been referred to on the EFTA Court's website as follows: “At the end, Chief Justice Schei invited the EFTA-Court to a round table with the Supreme Court of Norway on the matter”. The invitation was followed-up with a joint seminar in Oslo in October 2014 for all justices and legal staff in the two courts.

 

JUDGMENT

13 February 2014

Contractual relationship. Exclusive distributor. Severance pay.

After termination of an exclusive distributorship of long standing the exclusive distributor claimed severance pay by analogy based on the provision contained in section 28 of the Agency Act. The claim was not upheld. The Supreme Court cited the decision in Rt-1980-243 (Tampax), stating that there has been no evolution of the law to provide grounds for a different assessment of the analogy question today. The rules contained in the Agency Act relating to severance pay are in the nature of a positive regulation of the law formulated for agency relationships and neither foreign law nor the regard for international unification of law supports an analogous application of the provision.

Ref.: HR-2014-306-A, case no. 2013/1887, civil appeal against judgment.

 

JUDGMENT

17 December 2013   

Limitation period. Claim for reimbursement. Illegal state support. ESA decision

In a decision of 30 June 2004 ESA had ordered the State to claim reimbursement of illegal state support in the form of exemption from electric power tax for power-demanding industry. A reimbursement decision was made by Customs Region West Norway on 17 September 2007. The Supreme Court concluded that it was the latter decision, and not ESA’s decision of 30 June 2004 that established a reimbursement obligation. The limitation period of three years under section 2 of the Statute of Limitations consequently did not start to take effect until 17 September 2007. Hence, the claims were not statute-barred.

Ref.: HR-2013-2623-A, case no. 2013/1112, civil appeal against judgment.

 

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JUDGMENT

5 March 2013

Labour law. EEA law.  General Application of Wage Agreement

By the Tariff Board’s adoption of Regulations of 6 October 2008 concerning partial general application of the Engineering Industry Agreement to the maritime construction industry -

later superseded by corresponding Regulations of 20 December 2010 no. 1764 – unorganised and foreign employees acquired a right to wage and working conditions which are equal to those that Norwegian employees have within the scope of the wage agreement. A group of industrial companies filed a legal action to have the regulations found invalid. They argued that Article 36 of the EEA Agreement and Directive 96/71/EF relating to seconded  employees prevent a general application of contract conditions relating to out-of-town allowance, working hours, overtime allowance and compensation for costs of overnight stays away from home. The Supreme Court unanimously concluded that the conditions for a general application contained in the Act relating to the General Application of Wage Agreements were met, that the disputed provisions in the Regulations were compatible with Article 36 of the EEA Agreement and Article 3 of the Directive and that the Regulations were accordingly valid. Statements about the significance of advisory statements from the EFTA Court.

Reference: HR-2013-496-A, Case no. 2012/1447, civil appeal against judgment. 

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JUDGMENT

22 November 2012

The state’s liability in damages. Redress for non-economic loss. EEA. Implementation of Motor Vehicle Directives.  

Under section 6 subsection 2 of the Motor Vehicle Liability Act, as the provision read until the Amendment Act of 5 June 2009 no. 34, claims for redress for non-economic loss were exempt from the compulsory insurance coverage for motor vehicles. In a statement of 20 June 2008 the EFTA Court declared that this exemption was not compatible with the EU's Motor Vehicle Insurance Directives and that the exemption constituted a sufficiently serious breach of EEA law to entail State liability. In a class action filed by the Norwegian Organization of Traffic Victims, where the issue in dispute was whether this fault was sufficiently serious to entail liability, the Supreme Court found that the fact that the Directive had been breached may in itself be sufficient for the breach to be sufficiently serious, that the clarity of the Directive has a key position in the evaluation and that the threshold must not be set so high that there will be no reality in the compensation scheme. The Supreme Court subsequently concluded that an article in one of the Directives was worded in such a way that the Directives were not clear enough for the breach in itself to justify liability. However, the ambiguity was cleared up by a decision by the EU Court in 1996. The State was consequently held liable for claims for redress for non-economic loss following traffic accidents that had taken place after 1 January 1997. 

Reference: HR-2012-2213-A, case no. 2012/963, civil appeal against judgment.

 

JUDGMENT

11 October 2012

Competition law. Cooperation for tenders. Administrative fine.

The Norwegian Competition Authority issued an administrative fine of NOK 2 million against a contracting company for unlawful cooperation for tenders, cf. section 29 cf. section 10 of the Competition Act. The Supreme Court maintained the Competition Authority's determination of the fine. With reference to recent Supreme Court case law it was stated that the issue of an administrative fine under the Competition Act - an administrative sanction which is in the nature of a punishment under Article 6 of the ECHR - requires a clear preponderance of probability that the culpability requirement is satisfied. This applies also to the decision as to whether the infraction is intentional or negligent. The contracting company's conduct was considered to be intentional. The predominant element in the determination of the fine was that the coordination that had taken place had totally undermined the crucial purpose of the traditional announcement of tenders: as effective a competition as possible. Two judges had special comments related to the evidentiary requirement.

Reference: HR-2012-1942-A, case no. 2012/449, civil appeal against judgment.

 

JUDGMENT

10 May 2012

Criminal law. Securities trading. Inside information. Confidentiality

The defendant had as portfolio administrator received information about an offer to acquire a major shareholding in a limited company which made him suspect that the market had different access to information. He passed on the information to the management of the limited company. The Supreme Court construed section 3-4 subsection 1 of the Securities Trading Act, cf. Council Directive 2003/6/EF, to mean that it would normally constitute a breach of confidentiality if a company is given information about attempts at concealed acquisition of the company’s shares. The defendant’s sole purpose of contacting the company was, however, to prevent inside trading and price manipulation with the risk of losing other shareholders. The management of the limited company was in this situation not to be regarded as “unauthorised” under section 3-4 subsection 1 of the Securities Trading Act. Reference was made to the fact that the purpose of the law and the Directive was to ensure a well- functioning share where the players can rely on buying selling on equal conditions. Deviating rationale from one judge. The prosecuting authority’s appeal against the Court of Appeal’ acquittal was rejected.

Reference: HR-2012-1012-A, case no. 2011/2142), criminal appeal against judgment.

 

JUDGMENT

2 May  2012

Criminal law. Market manipulation.

Two « day traders » had, independently of each other, found a pattern as to how bid and ask prices were changed regardless of the volume traded. This was exploited to carry out a series of transactions that were later reversed. For the most part, the reversal generated a profit. The Supreme Court majority held that the defendants’ conduct fell under the wording of section

3-8 subsection 2.1 first alternative of the Securities Trading Act, cf. Regulation to section 3-2 subsection 1 of the Securities Trading Act, and under the wording of section

3-8 subsection 2.1 second alternative of the Securities Trading Act. The majority nevertheless concluded that the consequence of the general reservation of unlawfulness was that the defendants must be acquitted. Importance was attached to the fact that the procedure seemed to be generally accepted in the market and that the defendants did not in effect manipulate, but reacted to an inefficiency in the market. They had acted in total openness and not given any incorrect information. The appeal was rejected. (Dissenting votes 3-2).

Reference: HR-2012-919-A, case no. 2011/1916, criminal appeal against judgment.

 

JUDGMENT

23 April 2012

Criminal law. Application of the law. Inside trading.

The case concerned criminal inside trading and raised the question of the understanding of the term « inside information » in section 2-2 of the Securities Trading Act of 1997 (now section 3-2 of the Securities Trading Act of 2007). The Supreme Court agreed with the Court of Appeal that the definition in section 2.2 subsection 3 - the so-called "sensible-investor test" - was exhaustive and that no quantifiable price-impact effect could be required in addition. This interpretation was not contrary to the EU market abuse directive, Article 1 No. 1. The appeals against the Court of Appeal's judgment were rejected

Reference: HR-2012-812-A, case no. 2011/2045), criminal appeal against judgment.

 

JUDGMENT

15 March 2012

Labour law. Age discrimination. Person seeking work. Damages for non-economic loss.

A 61-year old male trained social worker alleged that he was the subject of age discrimination when he was not called in for an interview in connection with the filling of a public position and claimed damages for non-economic loss under section 13-9 of the Working Environment Act. The Supreme Court, which relied on the reversed burden of proof rule in section 13-8 of the Working Environment Act, held that the reason why the applicant was not called in for an interview was in all probability that the employer wanted to recruit people with other skills than social education. This was accordingly not a question of discrimination in violation of section 13-1 subsection 1 of the Working Environment Act. The appeal against the Court of Appeal's judgment in favour of the Defendant was quashed.

Reference: HR-2012-580-A, case no. 2011/1714), civil appeal against judgment.

 

JUDGMENT

14 February 2012

Labour law. Age discrimination. Collective agreement. Helicopter pilots.

The case concerned age discrimination, cf. section 13-1 cf. section 13-3, and raised the question whether the employer based on the collective agreement is entitled to demand that helicopter pilots resign upon attaining the age of 60 years. The Supreme Court referred to the fact that the rules of the Working Environment Act must be interpreted to be compatible with EU Directive 2000/78/EF relating to equal rights in working life and the European Court of Justice’s case law. In the decision C-447/09 (Prigge) the EU Court held that a special age limit for pilots could not be justified by safety considerations or health given that the certificate rules allow flying until the pilot attains the age of 65. Also in Norway the certificate rules provide that commercial flying is allowed until the pilot is 65 subject to certain specific conditions. The Supreme Court held that it then followed directly from the Prigge judgment that safety considerations or health aspects cannot justify the 60-year limit for the helicopter pilots. The pilots’ claim for continued employment was allowed and they were awarded costs before all courts.

Reference: HR-2012-325-A, case no. 2010/127, civil appeal against judgment

 

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22 December 2011

Labour law. Transfer of an undertaking. Discrimination on the basis of membership of a trade union. The Working Environment Act sections 16-1, 13-1 and 13-4. EU law.

The case concerned the application of the rules relating to transfer of an undertaking in chapter 16 of the Working Environment Act and the discrimination provisions contained in chapter 13 regarding the transfer of a catering business for airlines from one company to another. The Supreme Court held that the appeal must be allowed as regards the issue relating to transfer of an undertaking, but rejected the appeal as regards the discrimination issue.

Reference: HR-2011-2393-A, case no. 2011/539 civil appeal against judgment.

 

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29 June 2011

Employment law. Age discrimination. EU law. Working Environment Act section 13-1, cf section 13-3 (2) and section 15-13a (1).

The question before the Supreme Court was whether an insurance company’s internal retirement age of 67 violated the prohibition against age discrimination in the Working Environment Act, and whether it nevertheless was lawful pursuant to the exemption provisions in the Act. There is a long tradition in Norway for private companies to have a retirement age of 67 and the government has accepted this for socio-political reasons. The Supreme Court concluded that the insurance company’s retirement age policy was objectively and reasonably justified by a legitimate aim. The retirement age was therefore in accordance with the exemption clause in the Council Directive 2000/78/EC Article 6 no. 1, and thus also complied with the Working Environment Act section 13-3 (2). Dismissal of the employee did not violate the prohibition against discrimination in section 13-1 (1). The Supreme Court also held that the age limit was appropriate and necessary to achieve certain objectives of a socio-political nature.

Reference: HR-2011-1291-A, case no. 2011/366, civil appeal against judgment

 

22 June 2011            

Competition law. Financial penalty. Abuse of dominant position. Competition Act section 11

The case concerns judicial review of the Competition Authority's decision to impose a financial penalty on Tine SA (Norway’s largest producer, distributor and exporter of dairy products) pursuant to the Competition Act section 29 for infringement of the prohibition against abuse of dominant position. The majority of the Supreme Court did not find that Tine had used improper means in competition with other suppliers. Tine’s agreement with the Rema grocery retail chain did not bind Rema contractually or otherwise in a manner that prevented Rema from having Synnøve Finden (another large dairy company) as a supplier. The increase in financial contributions payable from Tine to Rema was not extraordinary if one took account of Rema’s obligations in return, other factors that could influence the negotiation result and Tine’s contributions to other grocery retail chains. Neither Tine’s memo about the benefits of having a sole supplier, nor its agreement, at Rema’s request, to prepare a draft planogram which excluded the Synnøve Finden and Q-dairies brands and to manufacture a private label cheese for Rema were unacceptable means. The Supreme Court affirmed the District Court's ruling and set aside the Competition Authority's decision. The judgment was passed with dissenting votes (3-2).

Reference: HR-2011-1251-A, case no. 2010/1947, civil appeal against judgment.

 

21 June 2011           

International private law. Jurisdiction. Financial loss. Lugano Convention 1988 Article 5 (3). Marketing Act 1972 section 1 and section 8a.

A Norwegian clothing manufacturer claimed to have suffered loss of income because a Swiss company had copied, manufactured and sold jackets developed by the Norwegian company. The question before the Supreme Court was whether the financial loss which the company claimed to have suffered was deemed to have been suffered in Norway. According to the case law of the European Court, legal proceedings for financial loss can only be filed in the country of the place where direct loss is suffered. The majority of the Supreme Court held that the loss of income that the company claimed to have sustained must be deemed to have been suffered in Switzerland or in the countries to which the jackets were sold. The fact that the economic loss ultimately ended up with the Norwegian producer in Norway could not be decisive. The Norwegian courts therefore had no jurisdiction to entertain legal proceedings for damages, and the Supreme Court rejected the appeal. The judgment was passed with dissenting votes (3-2).

Reference: HR-2011-1240-A, case no. 2010/1972, civil appeal against interlocutory order.

 

1 June 2011           

Disclosure of evidence. Protection against self-incrimination for corporations. ECHR Article 6 (1). Criminal Procedure Act section 210 and section 123

The case concerned an order made against a number of corporations to disclose evidence pursuant to the Criminal Procedure Act section 210. The main question before the Supreme Court was whether the prohibition against self-incrimination in the ECHR also applies to legal entities. After reviewing the case law of the ECHR and the European Court of Justice, the Supreme Court held that corporations are protected by the self-incrimination rule unless there is a legal basis for making an exception. There was no such legal basis in the present case. The protection against self-incrimination applied whether the corporations were registered in Norway or abroad, see ECHR Article 8 The Supreme Court found that the rule against self-incrimination in section 123 of the Criminal Procedure Act must be interpreted in the same way as ECHR Article 6 (1) so that the safeguards in the provision also apply to corporations. The Supreme Court set aside the ruling of the Court of Appeal on the grounds that it was based on an erroneous interpretation of the law and also contained several procedural errors.

Reference: HR-2011-1118-A, case no. 2011/456, criminal appeal against interlocutory order.

 

5 May 2011           

Employment. Dismissal of pilots. Age discrimination.

The case concerned the validity of the dismissals of ten pilots employed be SAS Norge AS. All of the pilots were over 60 and the main question before the Supreme Court was whether the dismissals were invalid on the grounds of unlawful age discrimination. The Supreme Court held that the selection of the dismissed pilots was based on fair and unbiased considerations; see the Working Environment Act section 15-7. The age-based discrimination was not illegal within the framework of the Working Environment Act section 13-3 (2), as this provision must be interpreted in light of Council Directive 2000/78/EC and the practice of the European Court of Justice. Consequently, there were no grounds for compensation for non-pecuniary loss pursuant to the Working Environment Act section 15-12 (2). No order for legal costs was made before any instance because the case had raised fundamental issues that were not previously debated in Norwegian law, see the Dispute Act section 20-2 (3).

Reference: HR-2011-910-A, case no. 2010/1676, civil appeal against judgment. 

 

4 March 2011                        

License. Agricultural property. Residence obligation. Allodial Rights Act prior to a statutory amendment dated 1 July 2009 section 1 and section 27a. Concession Act section 9. 

The case concerns the validity of an administrative decision of the County Agricultural Board in the County of Sogn and Fjordane, which rejected an application for a license to purchase an agricultural property where the license obligation had been imposed due to a breach of a statutory residence obligation. The main reason for the rejection was that the transferee did not intend to take up residence at the property. The County Board had found that the property must be deemed to be useable for agricultural purposes pursuant to the now-abolished conditions in section 1 of the Allodial Rights Act, although the case was a borderline case. A majority of the Supreme Court held that the decision of the County Agricultural Board must be repealed because the County Board had not exercised its discretion in accordance with the criteria specified in the (former) Allodial Rights Act section 27a, subsection 2, but in accordance with the general licensing criteria in section 9 subsection 1 of the Concession Act. The judgment was passed with dissenting votes (3-2).

Reference: HR-2011-476-A, case no. 2010/1716, civil appeal against judgment.

 

7 December 2010   

Tax law. EEA law. Deficient implementation. Taxation of dividends. Taxation Act section 10-12 and section 10-13. Article 40 of the EEA Agreement. 

The case concerns a claim for compensation for deficient implementation of the Agreement on the European Area (the “EEA Agreement”), alternatively a claim for restitution of tax paid without authority in law. The Norwegian tax rules were based on the assumption that the prohibition against restrictions on the free movement of capital in Article 40 of the EEA Agreement did not prohibit discrimination in taxation, see the Taxation Act section 10-12 and section 10-13. The case before the Supreme Court concerned what consequence followed now that it was established that the discrimination in taxation was unlawful, see e.g. the judgment of the EFTA Court in case E-104  . The Supreme Court held that the legal position in the Autumn of 2003 was not so clear that the Norwegian state could be held liable for the fact that the rules on taxation of dividends were not amended by then. The Supreme Court stated that it was unlikely that the EFTA Court would uphold the opinion expressed in the Fokus Bank case (case no. E-1/04 ) if a similar case was brought before the Court again. The case illustrates the disadvantages of establishing an obligation on states to react at an early stage in the development of law. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal.

Reference: HR-2010-2082-A, case no. 2010/821, civil appeal against judgment. 

 

16 March 2010                

Employment law. Transfer of undertaking. Employment Act section 16-1.

The issue in the case was whether the change of supplier of ground handling services at Bardufoss Airport represented a transfer of undertaking pursuant to section 16-1 of the Employment Act. The Supreme Court held that the change of supplier of ground handling services from SGS to Bardufoss Flyservice AS did represent a transfer of undertaking. The respondents were therefore employed by Bardufoss Flyservice AS with the rights and obligations in their employment contracts with SGS. The decision was based on court practice, particularly the practice of the European Court of Justice, where the scope of the provisions relating to transfer of undertakings was somewhat wider than might be deemed to follow from a literal interpretation of the term. The particular circumstances of the case fell within the scope of the term according to this practice, although they were not at its core. Appeal rejected.

Reference:  HR-2010-473-A, case no. 2009/1618, civil appeal against judgment.

 

18 February 2010                

Employment law. Dismissal. Age discrimination. Seafarers Act. Directive 2000/78/EF

The issue in the case was whether a dismissal on the grounds of age pursuant to section 19 no. 1 subsection 6 of the Seafarer’s Act was a violation of the prohibition against discrimination in section 33, cf. section 33 B of the Seafarer’s Act. The Supreme Court commented that it was questionable, on the basis of a proportionality assessment, whether the special retirement age of 62 years for seamen was compatible with the EU Directive 2000/78/EF . However, there was a wide margin of discretion in this area, and the balancing of conflicting interests was therefore a matter that should principally be undertaken by the legislator. The Supreme Court recalled that the legislator had consciously decided that the retirement age for seamen should be 62 years and that the retirement age shall apply for seamen in general, i.e. in domestic and foreign trade. Since Norway was not bound by international law to incorporate the Directive, and the legislator had applied it simply because it found it appropriate to do so, the Court should be cautious in case of doubt in setting aside the assessments that the legislator had made when deciding at the same time to retain the provision in section 19 no. 1 subsection 6. The Supreme Court held that the retirement age of 62 years for seamen was not a violation of Article 6 no. 1 of Directive 2000/78/EF and rejected the appeal. Dissent 4-1.

Reference:  HR-2010-303-A, case no. 2009/1594, civil appeal against judgment.

 

22 December 2009 

Tax law. Value added tax. Corporate finance services. Value Added Tax Act section 5b no. 4 (e). 

The case concerns the validity of a decision to recalculate value added tax payable by a securities trading company for fees received for corporate finance services in connection with the merger of two financial institutions and, for one of the companies, for fees received for similar services in connection with the sale of two companies. The main issue before the Supreme Court concerned interpretation of section 5b no. 4 (e) of the Value Added Tax Act, which grants an exemption for VAT for “the sale of … financial instruments and the like, and brokerage services during such supply “. The Supreme Court held that the appeal from ABG Sundal Collier Holding ASA must be dismissed, while the appeal from Carnegie ASA was allowed in part.

Reference: HR-2009-2396-A, case no. 2009/1153, civil appeal against judgment. 

 

2 December 2009           

International private law. Choice of law. Damages. Protection of privacy. Freedom of speech.

The issue in the case was which country’s law was to apply to determine the right to damages in a case concerning alleged breach of personal privacy. The majority of the Supreme Court, like the lower courts, found that Norwegian law should apply, but for different reasons. The majority did not take a position on the general choice of law rules applicable in cases concerning protection of privacy. Pursuant to the Disputes Act section 11-3, the court is obliged to ensure that there is a proper basis on which to apply the law. The Supreme Court found that it would not be possible to ascertain the rules of afghan law with a sufficient degree of certainty. In these circumstances, the Court had to apply Norwegian law. One justice held that Norwegian law was the proper choice of law pursuant to general Norwegian principles of the choice of law.

Reference: HR-2009-2266-A, case no. 2009/869, civil appeal against judgment.

 

24 June 2009           

Alcohol advertising. EEA law. Alcohol Act section 9-2 subsection 1.

The case concerns the validity of the Marketing Board’s decision of 22 June 2005 concerning breach of the prohibition against alcohol advertising in section 9-2 subsection 1 of the Alcohol Act. The question before the Supreme Court was whether an absolute prohibition is deemed necessary. This is first and foremost a question of whether there are suitable alternative measures to obtain the same goal but which to a lesser degree limit restrictions on trade within the EEA. In addition, it has to be decided whether to weigh the political issues related to alcohol policy against the principle of freedom of movement of goods. The Supreme Court came to the same conclusion as the Court of Appeal and held that the decision of the Marketing Board did not violate EEA law. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal.

Reference: HR-2009-1319-A, case no. 2009/43, civil appeal against judgement.

 

5 June 2009           

Immigration law. Extradition. Immigration Act section 58. Council Directive 64/221/EØF.

The case concerns judicial review of an extradition order pursuant to the special rules for citizens of member states of the EEA Agreement. A Polish citizen was convicted for the second time of serious drug felonies in Norway. He also had three other criminal convictions against him. The Directorate of Immigration issued an extradition order, limited to five years, pursuant to section 58 subsection 1 cf. subsection 2 of the Immigration Act. The Court of Appeal found that the order was void and gave decisive weight to the defendant’s family ties in Norway. The Supreme Court found that the order of the Directorate of Immigration was valid. The convictions clearly demonstrated that the defendant had no inhibitions about contravening societal norms. In such circumstances, the extradition was not disproportionate onerous on his family

Reference: HR-2009-1151-A, case no. 2009/205, civil appeal against judgement.

 

28 May 2008           

Claim for restitution of seat and passenger charges. EEA Agreement Article 36. Council Regulation no. 2408/92 (Air Passenger Transport Regulation) (392R2408).

The case concerns a claim for restitution of seat and passenger charges imposed by the Norwegian government in breach of the EEA rules. The main question was whether the claim should be limited to the actual financial loss suffered by the airline so that a deduction should be made for the amount of the charge that had been passed on to and borne by passengers. The case also concerns a question regarding surcharge.

Reference: HR-2008-935-A, case no. 2007/1738, civil appeal.

 

3 April 2008

Reduction in damages. Motor Vehicle Liability Act section 7 subsection 1. 

The case concerns a claim for compensation for personal injury under a motor insurance policy and the extent to which the measure of compensation should be reduced due to the victim’s contribution to the injury, see the Motor Vehicle Liability Act section 7 subsection 1.

Reference: HR-2008-600-A, case no. 2007/1341, civil appeal. 

 

26 June 2007 

Lottery case. State monopoly gaming machines. EEA law. 

The issue in the case was whether a statutory amendment, which gives Norsk Tipping AS the exclusive right to run slot machines, must be set aside as contrary to Articles 31 and 36 of the EEA Agreement, see Act of 27 November 1992 section 2. Article 31 concerns the right of establishment and Article 31 concerns the freedom to provide services in the EEA.

Reference: HR-2007-01144-A, case no. 2005/1320, civil appeal; see also the Judgement of the EFTA Court in case E-1/06. 

 

5 February 2007   

Value added tax. Joint registration. Value Added Tax Act section 12. EEA Agreement art. 31 and 36, cf. art. 4

The case concerns the validity of a decision of the Directorate of Taxes which disallowed joint registration in the VAT-register.

Reference: HR-2007-00257-A, case no. 2006/1317, civil appeal.

 

19 October 2006

Deadline for bringing action. Payment and Collection of Taxes Act section 48 no. 5

The issue in the case was whether the deadline in the Payment and Collection of Taxes Act section 48 no. 5 applies to an action for compensation for loss resulting from failure to adequately implement the main part of the EEA Agreement in Norwegian tax law.

Reference: HR-2006-01795-A, case no. 2006/543, civil interlocutory appeal.

 

19 October 2006

Deadline for bringing action. Payment and Collection of Taxes Act section 48 no. 5

There were two main issues in the interlocutory action. The first issue was whether the deadline for bringing an action pursuant to the Payment and Collection of Taxes Act 1952 section 48 no. 5 applies to an action for compensation/reimbursement. The second issue was whether the applicant should be granted reinstatement for breach of the deadline for bringing a claim for invalidity or annulment of the tax assessment decision.

Reference: HR-2006-01796-A, case no. 2006/1284, civil interlocutory appeal.

 

7 December 2005

Contract law. Public procurement. Military equipment. Compensation

The case concerns a claim for compensation after a competitive bid with negotiations was held for the procurement of military equipment, in particular what legal principles apply and whether general principles of procurement law could apply notwithstanding that the procurement of military equipment is not governed by legislation. Reference: HR-2005-01917-A, case no. 2005/843, civil appeal.

 

3 May 2005

Locus standi. EEA law

The case concerns the locus standi of a group of employees in a case concerning judicial review of a decision of the tax appeal board ordering the employer to pay national insurance employer’s contribution. The primary question was whether locus standi could be founded in EEA law. Reference: HR-2005-00713-A, case no. 2004/1706, civil interlocutory appeal.

 

7 October 2004

Trademark law. Domain name. Trademark Act sections 4 and 6, Trademark Directive (89/

The issue in the case was whether the use of the domain name “volvoimport.no” was an infringement of the registered trademark “Volvo”. The Supreme Court upheld the judgement of the Court of Appeal. Reference: HR-2004-01671-A, case no. 2004/213, civil appeal.

 

4 June 2004

Parallel import of drugs. Trade Marks Act section 4. Trade Marks Directive 89/104/EEC

The case concerns the parallel import of drugs, more particularly the right of the parallel importer to use his own packaging with vertical or horizontal coloured stripes or other graphical markings on the packaging for repacked drugs that carry the manufacturer’s trade mark, see section 4 of the Trademarks Act. The case gives rise to questions concerning the application of Article 7(2) of the First Council Directive of 21 December 1988 to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to Trade Marks (89/104/EEC) (The Trade Mark Directive) Reference: HR-2004-00981-A, case no. 2002/582, civil appeal.

 

11 April 2002

Trade Marks Act. Registered trade mark.

The case concerned whether the expression "God Morgen" ("Good Morning") could be registered as a trade mark for orange juice. Case history: Oslo City Court no. 99-00017 A/25 - Borgarting Court of Appeal LB-2000-02229 A/03 - Supreme Court HR-2001-01049, civil appeal.

 

16. November 2000

The Finnanger Case. The Motor Vehicles Liability Act section 7 (contributory negligence). EEA-law. Case concerning a claim for damages pursuant to the Motor Vehicles Liability Act, and settlement under an accident insurance from a passenger who was permanently injured when the car in which she was a passenger, and which was driven by a person who was under the influence of alcohol, left the road. A primary issue in the case was whether section 7, subsection 3 litra b of the Motor Vehicles Liability Act accords with three EEA motor insurance directives and, furthermore, to what extent a Norwegian legal provision can be interpreted narrowly in order to avoid conflict with EEA-law in the situation where the legislature has wrongly assumed that the legal provision harmonises with the EEA-provision. Finally, the case concerned reduction of the insurance sum payable on the grounds of gross negligence on the part of the assured, see the Insurance Agreements Act section 13-9. Case history: Frostating Court of Appeal LF-1998-00997 A and LF-1998-00998 A - Supreme Court HR-2000-00049B, no. 55/1999.

 

15. September 2000

Penal Code section 48a. Case concerning the application of the provisions of the Penal Code section 48a on corporate criminal liability in relation to a one-man heavy transport company, for breach of the regulations concerning driving- and resting time. Case history: Sunnmøre District Court no.99-00008 - Frostating Court of Appeal LF-1999-00808 M - Supreme Court HR-2000-00079 (criminal appeal).

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Olav Vik
Colin Roy ter Braak
Anders Nonstad
Oddbjørn Hagen
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