Rulings 2020

Translated rulings

The prohibition against sexual harassment

Supreme Court judgment 22 December 2020, HR-2020-2476-A, (sak nr. 20-027579SIV-HRET) og (sak nr. 20-027583SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  I. A (Counsel Tina Storsletten Nordstrøm), Fellesforbundet (intervener) (Counsel Lars Olav Skårberg) v. B (Counsel Nicolay Skarning) II. C (Counsel Hedvig Cecilie Svardal) (Assisting counsel Jan-Erik Sverre) v. A (Counsel Tina Storsletten...

Article 112 of the Constitution and the validity of a royal decree to grant production licences

Supreme Court judgment 22 December 2020, HR-2020-2472-P, (case no. 20-051052SIV-HRET, civil case, appeal against judgment:  Nature and Youth Norway Greenpeace Nordic Friends of the Earth Norway (intervener) The Grandparents Climate Campaign (intervener) (Counsel Emanuel Feinberg and Cathrine Hambro) v. The State represented by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (The Office of the Attorney...

Three Supreme Court justices disqualified from serving

Supreme Court order issued 28 October 2020 by the plenary of the Supreme Court, HR-2020-2079-P, (case no. 20-051052SIV-HRET) Nature and Youth Norway Greenpeace Nordic The Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature (third-party intervener) The Grandparents Climate Campaign (third-party intervener) (Counsel Emanuel Feinberg and Cathrine Hambro) v. The State represented by the Ministry of...

Child welfare. Revocation of care order.

Supreme Court 15 September 2020,HR-2020-1788-A, (case no. 20-035781SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  A, B (Counsel Mehvish Taj Haider) v. X municipality (Counsel Mette Yvonne Larsen) (Assisting counsel: Bendik Falch-Koslung)

The relationship between the employer and the employee during a transfer of undertaking

Supreme Court judgment 26 June 2020, HR-2020-1339-A, (case no. 19-152294SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment. I. ISS Facility Services AS, The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) (third-party intervener) (Counsel Kurt Weltzien), The Employers' Association Spekter (third-party intervener) (Counsel Tarjei Thorkildsen) v. Oløf Gunnlaugsdottir mfl. (Counsel Alexander Salvatore...

Jurisdiction under Article 11 (2) of the Lugano Convention

Supreme Court order 24 June 2020, HR-2020-1328-A, (case no. 19-151103SIV-HRET) and (case no. 19-151228SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against order.  I. Marship MPP GmbH Co. KG, A Line Corporation Trust Company Complex (advokat Andreas Stang Lund) v. Assuranceforeningen Gard – gjensidig (Counsel Herman Steen) II. Marship MPP GmbH Co. KG, A Line Corporation Trust Company Complex (advokat Andreas...

Rejection of request for reopening

The Supreme Court order 9 June 2020, HR-2020-1201-A, (case no. 20-007980SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against order.  A (Counsel Gisken Elisabeth Brungot) v. X municipality (Counsel Øyvind Grødal), B, C (Counsel Mette Yvonne Larsen)

Trademark infringement

Supreme Court judgment 2 June 2020, HR-2020-1142-A, (case no. 19-141420SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  Henrik Huseby (Counsel Per Harald Gjerstad) v. Apple Inc (Counsel Sigurd Holter Torp)

Confiscation order against the owner of a vessel

Supreme Court order 31 March 2020, HR-2020-710-A, (case no. 19-166502STR-HRET), criminal case, appeal against order.  Osprey (PD357) Limited (Counsel Tor Henning Rustan Knudsen) v. The Public Prosecution Authority (Counsel Lars Fause and Tore Kulstad)

Child welfare: Adoption and the application of Article 8 of the ECHR

Supreme Court order 27 March 2020, HR-2020-661-S, (case no. 00-0000001SIV-HRET), appeal against X Court of Appeal's decision 12 August 2019 A (Counsel Halvard Helle), B (Counsel Paal Berg Helland) v. Y municipality (Counsel Mette Yvonne Larsen), (Assisting counsel Bendik Falch-Koslung), KS (third-party intervener), (Counsel Frode Lauareid) Participating in accordance with section 30-13 of the...

Child welfare - care order and contact rights. The application of Article 8 of ECHR

Supreme Court order 27 March 2020, HR-2020-663-S, (case no. 00-000001SIV-HRET) and (case no. 00-000002SIV-HRET), appeals against X Court of Appeal's decisions 19 July 2019 and 29 July 2019 I. A (Counsel Bente Mostad Tjugum) v. Y municipality (Counsel Frode Lauareid), (Assisting counsel: Trine Riiber), KS (third-party intervener) (Counsel Frode Lauareid), B (Counsel: Steinar Thomassen) II. B...

Non-compliant management of securities funds.

Supreme Court judgment 27 February 2020, HR-2020-475-A, (case no. 19-103417SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  DNB Asset Management AS (Counsel Frode Andersen Innjord) v. The Norwegian Consumer Council (class representative) (Counsel Jens-Henrik Lien and Steinar Mageli)

Limitation of insurance claims in international maritime insurance

Supreme Court judgment 4 February 2020, HR-2020-257-A, (case no. 19-053865SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  I. Assuranseforeningen SKULD (Gjensidig) SKULD Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Bermuda) Ltd (Counsel Atle Johansen Skaldebø-Rød) v. Assuranceforeningen Gard – gjensidig (Counsel Bjarne Andreas Meidell) (Assisting counsel: Stephen Knudtzon) II. SwissMarine...

The main contractor's objections to the subcontractor's final account

Supreme Court judgment 31 January 2020, HR-2020-228-A, (case no. 19-132407SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment. Skanska Norge AS (Counsel Asbjørn Lyséll Dølvik), Entreprenørforeningen - Bygg og Anlegg (Counsel Nils-Henrik Pettersson), (EBA) (third-party intervener) v. HGT AS (Counsel Henrik Garmann), Maskinentreprenørenes Forbund (Counsel Arve Martin Bjørnvik) (third-party intervener)

Hate speech on Facebook 1

Supreme Court judgment 29 January 2020, HR-2020-184-A, (case no. 19-104841STR-HRET), criminal case, appeal against judgment. A (Counsel Laila Kjærevik) v. The Public Prosecution Authority (Counsel Kristine Herrebrøden)

Hate speech on Facebook 2

Supreme Court judgment 29 January 2020, HR-2020-185-A, (case no. 19-111561STR-HRET), criminal case, appeal against judgment. A (Counsel Håkon Mathias Sterling Danielsen) v. The Public Prosecution Authority (Counsel Kristine Herrebrøden)

Care order and contact rights

Supreme Court judgment 27 March 2020, HR-2020-662-S, (case no. 00-000000SIV-HRET), appeal against X Court of Appeal's judgment 24 June 2019. A, B (Counsel Anders Brosveet) v. Y municipality (Counsel Mette Yvonne Larsen) (Assisting counsel advokat Bendik Falch-Koslung), KS (third-party intervener) (Counsel Frode Lauareid). Participating in accordance with section 30-13 of the Dispute Act: The...

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