Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 17 September 2009.

Vorarlberger Gebietskrankenkasse v WGV-Schwäbische Allgemeine Versicherungs AG.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Landesgericht Feldkirch - Austria.

Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 - Articles 9(1)(b) and 11(2) - Jurisdiction in matters relating to insurance - Motor accident - Statutory assignment of the rights of an injured party in favour of a social security institution - Action for recovery against the insurer of a person allegedly liable - Objective of protecting the weaker party.

Case C-347/08.


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
07/11/2009 Vorarlberger Gebietskrankenkasse
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2009:561
17/09/2009 Vorarlberger Gebietskrankenkasse
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2009:561
17/09/2009 Vorarlberger Gebietskrankenkasse
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
25/10/2008 Vorarlberger Gebietskrankenkasse
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

2009 I-08661

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Landesgericht Feldkirch (Austria) – Interpretation of Articles 9(1)(b) and 11(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (OJ 2001, L 12, p. 1) – Jurisdiction in insurance matters – Action brought under statutory subrogation by a social security institution before the court for the place where the institution is established against an insurer established in another Member State

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-04 Free movement of persons and services
    B-04.08 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      B-04.08.03 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Directive 72/166 -A01PT2 : paragraphs 12, 13, 31
  • Directive 2000/26 : paragraphs 11, 23
  • Directive 2000/26 -A02LD : paragraph 12
  • Directive 2000/26 -A03 : paragraph 31
  • Regulation 44/2001 : paragraphs 1, 35, 39
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A02P1 : paragraphs 5, 37
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A03P1 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A03P2 : paragraph 38
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A08 : paragraphs 7, 8
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A09P1 : paragraph 9
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A09P1LB : paragraphs 24, 27, 29, 30, 33, 43, 46
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A11P2 : paragraphs 10, 24, 25, 27 - 30, 33, 43, 47
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C11 : paragraphs 4, 36
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C12 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C13 : paragraphs 4, 40
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A05PT2 : paragraph 46
  • Brussels Convention - Accession of Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom (1978) : paragraph 46
  • Brussels Convention - Accession of Greece (1982) : paragraph 46
  • Brussels Convention - Accession of Spain and Portugal (1989) : paragraph 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -30/77 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -150/77 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -9/79 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -201/82 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -26/91 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -89/91 : paragraphs 37, 39, 45
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -269/95 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -295/95 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -296/95 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -412/98 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -433/01 : paragraphs 35, 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -265/02 : paragraph 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -112/03 : paragraph 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -77/04 : paragraph 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -103/05 : paragraphs 37, 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -174/05 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -98/06 : paragraphs 37 - 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -463/06 : paragraphs 27, 30

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A09P1LB
  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A11P2

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 28/07/2008

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

17/09/2009


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 272 from 25.10.2008, p.11

Judgment: OJ C 267 from 07.11.2009, p.22

Name of the parties

Vorarlberger Gebietskrankenkasse

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Idot, Laurence: Compétences spéciales en matière d'assurances, Europe 2009 Octobre Comm. nº 386 p.29-30
  2. Giannopoulos, P.: Epitheorisi Politikis Dikonomias 2009 p.829-832
  3. Lüttringhaus, Jan D.: Der Direktanspruch im vergemeinschafteten IZVR und IPR nach der Entscheidung EuGH VersR 2009, 1512 (Vorarlberger Gebietskrankenkasse), Versicherungsrecht 2010 p.183-190
  4. Wasserer, Simone: Kein Klägergerichtsstand für die Regressklage eines Sozialversicherungsträgers, European Law Reporter 2010 p.14-19
  5. Vlas, P.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2010 nº 10
  6. Tsavdaridis, Antonios D.: Epitheorisis tou Emporikou Dikaiou 2011 p.138-141
  7. Anthimos, Apostolos: Armenopoulos 2011 p.1249



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Landesgericht Feldkirch - Austria

Subject-matter

  • area of freedom, security and justice
  • - Judicial cooperation in civil matters

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

troisième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Klučka

Advocate General

Mengozzi

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available