Judgment of the Court of 6 October 1982.

Srl CILFIT and Lanificio di Gavardo SpA v Ministry of Health.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Corte suprema di Cassazione - Italy.

Obligation to request a preliminary ruling.

Case 283/81.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:1982:335
06/10/1982 CILFIT v Ministero della Sanità
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:1982:335
06/10/1982 CILFIT v Ministero della Sanità
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:1982:267
13/07/1982 CILFIT v Ministero della Sanità
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

1982 03415

Spanish 1982/01073 Swedish VI/00513 Finnish VI/00537

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

Information not available


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 177 -L3 : paragraphs 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14, 15
  • Regulation 827/68 : paragraph 2
  • Regulation 827/68 -A02P2 : paragraph 2
  • Regulation 950/68 -05 : paragraph 2
  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 177 : paragraph 5
  • EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 177 -L2 : paragraphs 6, 8, 9, 10
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -28/62 : paragraph 13

Operative part

  • Interprets : EEC Treaty (Rome), Article 177 -L3

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 31/10/1981

Date of the Opinion

  • 13/07/1982

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

06/10/1982


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 319 from 08.12.1981, p.5

Judgment: OJ C 296 from 12.11.1982, p.4

Name of the parties

CILFIT v Ministero della Sanità

Notes on Academic Writings

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  17. Masclet, Jean-Claude: Vers la fin d'une controverse ? La Cour de justice tempère l'obligation de renvoi préjudiciel en interprétation faite aux juridictions suprêmes (art. 177, alinéa 3, CEE), Revue du Marché Commun 1983 p.363-372 (FR)
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  31. Craig, Paul: The Classics of EU Law Revisited: CILFIT and Foto-Frost, The Past and Future of EU Law. The Classics of EU Law Revisited on the 50th Anniversary of the Rome Treaty 2010 p.185-191 (EN)
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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Corte suprema di cassazione - Italy

Subject-matter

  • Provisions governing the institutions

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

Cour plénière (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Touffait

Advocate General

Capotorti

Language(s) of the Case

  • Italian

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Italian