Supreme Court - civil cases

Remuneration to guardians who are advocates

Supreme Court judgment 22 December 2020, HR-2020-2478-A, (case no. 20-082355SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment. Vigdis Brandstorp (Counsel Helge Skaaraas) v. The State represented by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (The Office of the Attorney General represented by Erlend Baldersheim)

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...

Access to real evidence

Supreme Court order 21 December 2020, HR-2020-2469-A, (case no. 20-106397SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  Yara Asia Pte. Ltd (Counsel Frithjof Herlofsen) v. Assuranceforeningen Gard – gjensidig, Lloyd’s Syndicate AML 2001, Lloyd’s Syndicate AES 1225, Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality SE, Gard (UK) Limited, AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance, Amtrust at Lloyd’s Hull Consortium...

Time limit for submitting a claim for standard compensation for delayed flights

Supreme Court judgment 14 December 2020, HR-2020-2401-A, (case no. 19-186250SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  Svenn Nilsen (Counsel Christina Doreen Steimler), The Norwegian Consumer Council (third-party intervener) (Counsel Erlend Haaskjold) v. Finnair Oyj (Counsel Runar Hansen, Counsel Aage Krogh), NHO Luftfart (third-party intervener) (Counsel Tage Brigt Andreassen Skoghøy)

The significance of "country of origin" in the Immigration Act

Supreme Court judgment 14 December 2020, HR-2020-2408-A, (case no. 20-066548SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment. A (Counsel Georg Schjerven Hansen), Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers (NOAS) (third-party intervener) (Counsel Christian Hauge) v. The State represented by the Immigration Appeals Board (The Office of the Attorney General represented by Marius Kjelstrup Emberland)

Claims in construction

Supreme Court judgment 20 November 2020, HR-2 020-2254-A, (case no. 19-186990SIV-HRET) The State represented by the Ministry of Public Transport (The Office of the Attorney General represented by Kristin Hallsjø Aarvik) v. Rambøll Norge AS, Zurich Insurance plc, Norway Branch (Counsel John Gjermund Flatabø)

The tolerance limit under section 2 of the Easement Act

The Supreme Court's judgment 12 November 2020,  HR-2020-2186-A, (case no. 20-029183SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  Carl Otto Løvenskiold, Norges Skogeierforbund (third-party intervener), Norskog (third-party intervener) (Counsel Jarle Wallevik Holstrøm) v. Åge Dagfinn Skogheim (Counsel Peter Vagle)

The Lugano Convention's bankruptcy exception

Supreme Court order 11 November 2020,  HR-2020-2175-A, (case no. 20-027402SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  The bankruptcy estate of Alpha Insurance AS (Counsel Henning Harborg) v. A (Counsel Lornts Natrud Nagelhus)

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...

Adjustment and reversal of input VAT

Supreme Court judgment 27 October 2020, HR-2020-2060-A, (case no. 20-87995SIV-HRET) The State reprsented by the Tax Office (Counsel Simen Skjold Søgaard) v. VS Stein AS (Counsel Ivan Skjæveland)

Employer's acquisition of employee's invention

Supreme Court judgment 22 October 2020, HR-2020-2017-A, (case no. 20-030257SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment. A (Counsel Sverre Lilleng) v. The State represented by the University of Oslo (The Office of the Attorney General represented by Stein-Erik Jahr Dahl)

Tax law: The line between maintenance and upgrading - direct deduction or depreciation

Supreme Court judgment 22 October 2020, HR-2020-2018-A, (case no. 20-011264SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment  Lyse Produksjon AS (Counsel Finn Backer-Grøndahl), Energi Norge (third-party intervener) (Counsel Bendik Christoffersen) v. The State represented by the Tax Office (The Office of the Attorney General represented by Nils Sture Nilsson), LVK (Counsel Caroline Lund) (third-par...

Claim for damages after misuse of BankID

Supreme Court judgment 22 October 2020, HR-2020-2021-A, (case no. 20-006911SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  A (Counsel Amund Noss), The Norwegian Consumer Council (third-party intervener) (Counsel Asle Bjelland) v. Brabank ASA (Counsel Kjetil Vangsnes)

The Sameting's possibility to declare third-party intervention

Supreme Court order 14 October 2020, HR-2020-1956-A, (case no. 19-183958SIV-HRET) and (case no. 19-183965SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against order.  The Sameting (Counsel Joakim Bakke-Nielsen) (Assisting counsel John Gjermund Flatabø), A, B (Counsel Sicilie Kristin Kanebog) v. X municipality (Counsel Roald Angell)

Liability for a majority shareholder

Supreme Court judgment 13 October 2020, HR-2020-1947-A, (case no. 20-005988SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  Satoe Invest AS (Counsel Yngve Andersen) v. Petter Arne Alvik, Skoledrift AS (Counsel Christian Fredrik Galtung)

Child welfare and adoption

Supreme Court judgment 9 October 2020, HR-2020-1929-A, (case no. 19-167532SIV-HRET) A, B (Counsel Ingrid Mellum Gundersen) v. X municipality (Counsel Lars Marius Heggberget)

Conditions for initiating land consolidation

Supreme Court judgment 6 October 2020,  HR-2020-1910-A, (case no. 20-040353SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  Laila Skarheim Moen (Counsel Aslak Runde) v. Tone Harvold, Tor Egil Oterholm (Counsel Christian Schadenberg Mathiassen)

The validity of an administrative decision not to award costs under section 36 of the Public Administration Act where the party had had his legal fees covered by his trade union

Supreme Court judgment 22 September 2020, HR-2020-1824-A, (case no. 19-188949SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  A (Counsel Jan Arild Vikan), Fellesforbundet (third-party intervener), Landsorganisasjonen i Norge (third-party intervener) (advokat Rune Lium), Arbeidstakerorganisasjonen Parat (third-party intervener) (advokat Sigurd Øyvind Kambestad) v. The State represented by the...

The Court of Appeal's judgment on invalid rejection of asylum application set aside

Supreme Court order and judgment 17 September 2020, HR-2020-1799-A, (case no. 20-007344SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  The State represented by the Immigration Appeals Board (The Office of the Attorney General represented by Ane Sydnes Egeland) v. A (Counsel John Christian Elden), Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers (NOAS) (Counsel Jan Fougner) (third-party intervener)

Reporting prohibition

Supreme Court order 16 September 2020, HR-2020-1792-A, (case no. 19-183958SIV-HRET) and (case no. 19-183965SIV-HRET) The Sameting (Counsel Joakim Bakke-Nielsen) (Assisting counsel: John Gjermund Flatabø), A, B (Counsel Sicilie Kristin Kanebog) v. X municipality (Counsel Roald Angell)

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...

Right to compensation after health care communication failure

Supreme Court judgment 25 June 2020, HR-2020-1332-A, (case no. 19-190669SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  The State represented by the Patients' Injury Compensation Board (Counsel Maria Kirkeeide Ravnå) v. A (Counsel Tom Sørum)

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...

Claim under licence insurance

Supreme Court judgment 17 June 2020, HR-2020-1262-A, (case no. 19-148989SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  A (Counsel Eyvind Mossige) v. Protector Forsikring ASA (Counsel Joachim Dahl Wogstad Skjelsbæk)

Storage and use of materials derived from communication control

Supreme Court judgment 17 June 2020, HR-2020-1263-A, (case no. 20-000924SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  The State represented by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (The Office of the Attorney General represented by Tolle Stabell) v. A (Counsel Jørn Terje Kristensen)

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)

Mandatory mental health care in connection with serious anorexia

The Supreme Court judgment 4 June 2020, HR-2020-1167-A, (case no. 19-178082SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal againt judgment.  A (Counsel Fredrik Undheim) v. The State represented by the Ministry of Health and Care Services (The Office of the Attorney General represented by Counsel Henriette Lund Busch)

Salary requirements during suspension

Supreme Court judgment 3 June 2020, HR-2020-1157-A, (case no. 19-152288SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  A (Counsel Øyvind Carelius Svendsen) v. X municipality (X municipality – The Office of the Municipal Attorney represented by Anne Margrethe Wittussen)

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)

Legal qualification

Supreme Court order 29 May 2020, HR-2020-1133-A, (case no. 19-148989SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  Geir Ivar Ringstrøm Frisvold (Counsel Eyvind Mossige) v. Protector Forsikring ASA (Counsel Joachim Dahl Wogstad Skjelsbæk)

Legal qualification

Supreme Court order 28 May 2020, HR-2020-1127-A, (case no. 19-152294SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment.  I. ISS Facility Services AS, Næringslivets Hovedorganisasjon (NHO) (Counsel Kurt Weltzien) (third-party intervener), Arbeidsgiverforeningen Spekter (Counsel Tarjei Thorkildsen) (third-party intervener) v. Oløf Gunnlaugsdottir and others (Counsel Alexander Salvatore Cascio), Norsk...

The competence of land consolidation judge in connection with reassessment

Supreme Court order 7 May 2020, HR-2020-959-A, (case no. 20-016588SIV-HRET), appeal against judgment.  Boganesveien 118 Seksjon 5 AS, Martin Josef Feldmann, Boganesveien 118 AS, Kristine Refvik, Martin Feldmann Tannteknikk AS, Christian Mathias Tønnessen, A'head Executive AS, Tannlege Christian Tønnessen AS, Ahead Eiendom AS (Counsel Ellen Cecilie Mostad) v. Rogaland County Authority (Counsel...

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...

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...

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)

Liability for responsible applicant under the Planning and Building Act

Supreme Court judgment 7 February 2020, HR-2020-312-A, (case no. 19-086589SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against judgment. Solem Arkitektur AS (Counsel Gunnar Sørlie) Arkitektbedriftene i Norge (third-party intervener) (Counsel Steffen Asmundsson) v. Tommy Øvsthus Engvik Henrik Tvervåg Vibeke Leirfall Johann Agust Sigurdsson Geir Rønnich Olsen Ingvill Engvik Øvsthus Lisa Marie Fagertun Linn...

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)

Question of competence in the grand chamber cases

Supreme Court order 16 January 2020, HR-2020-83-S, (case no. 19-131274SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against decision. A, B (Counsel Anders Morten Brosveet) v. X municipality (Counsel Mette Yvonne Larsen) (Assisting counsel Bendik Falch-Koslung) KS (third-party intervener) (Counsel Frode Lauareid) (Assisting counsel Trine Christin Riiber) (case no. 19-135171SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against...

Claim for damages – multiple claims in the same case

Supreme Court order 9 January 2020, HR-2020-35-A, (case no. 19-133623SIV-HRET), civil case, appeal against order. A, B, C, D (Counsel Christian Lundin) v. Hvitserk & Eventyrreiser AS, E (Counsel Terje Marthinsen)

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