Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 2 October 2008.

Nicole Hassett v South Eastern Health Board and Cheryl Doherty v North Western Health Board.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Supreme Court - Ireland.

Jurisdiction - Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 - Point 2 of Article 22 - Disputes as to the validity of decisions of organs of companies - Exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State where the company has its seat - Medical practitioners’ mutual defence organisation.

Case C-372/07.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
22/11/2008 Hassett and Doherty
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2008:534
02/10/2008 Hassett and Doherty
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2008:534
02/10/2008 Hassett and Doherty
Application (OJ)
24/11/2007 Hassett and Doherty
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

2008 I-07403

Subject-matter

Interpretation of Article 22(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) – Medical trade union constituted in the form of a company under the law of a Member State, which provides assistance and indemnity to its members practising in the Member State and in another Member State – Provision of the assistance/indemnity dependent on a decision taken by the board of directors of that company under an absolute discretionary power – Challenge to a decision refusing assistance or indemnity to a doctor practising in the other Member State – Exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State in which the company has its seat on the basis of Article 22(2) of the regulation

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

  • Regulation 44/2001 : paragraph 17
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A02P1 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A06 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A22 : paragraphs 7, 19
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A22PT2 : paragraphs 1, 16, 22 - 23, 25, 30 - 31
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C11 : paragraphs 3, 18
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A16 : paragraph 19
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A16PT1 : paragraph 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/77 : paragraphs 19, 21
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -294/92 : paragraph 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -8/98 : paragraph 19
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -8/98 : paragraph 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -343/04 : paragraph 19
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -103/05 : paragraph 17

Operative part

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Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 06/08/2007

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

02/10/2008


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 283 from 24.11.2007, p.6

Judgment: OJ C 301 from 22.11.2008, p.10

Name of the parties

Hassett and Doherty

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Sujecki, Bartosz: Anwendungsbereich der ausschließlichen Zuständigkeitsregelung zum Gerichtsstand für gesellschaftsrechtliche Klagen, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2008 p.667-668
  2. Idot, Laurence: De la portée de la compétence exclusive des juridictions du siège social en matière de groupements, Europe 2008 Décembre Comm. nº 432 p.28
  3. Garau Sobrino, Federico F.: Jurisprudencia española y comunitaria de Derecho internacional privado, Revista española de Derecho Internacional 2008 p.596-599
  4. Marmisse-D'Abbadie d'Arrast, Anne: Droit européen des affaires, Revue trimestrielle de droit commercial et de droit économique 2008 p.896-897
  5. Würdinger, Markus: Zeitschrift für Zivilprozeß International 2008 Bd. 13 p.147-152
  6. Vlas, P.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2009 nº 192
  7. Wittwer, Alexander: Internationale Zuständigkeit bei Anfechtung von Beschlüssen von Gesellschaftsorganen, European Law Reporter 2009 p.115-116
  8. Ancel, Bertrand: Revue critique de droit international privé 2009 p.76-80
  9. Becker, Moritz: Entscheidungen zum Wirtschaftsrecht 2009 p.143-144
  10. Katiforis, N.: Epitheorisi Politikis Dikonomias 2009 p.118
  11. Caro Gándara, Rocío: Acciones impugnatorias de acuerdos sociales versus acciones resarcitorias por incumplimiento del contrato de sociedad - análisis del terreno fronterizo con ocasión de la sentencia del TJCE de 2 de octubre de 2008 en el asunto C-372/07, sobre el artículo 22.2 del Reglamento (CE) 44/2001, Diario La ley 2009 nº 7146 p.1-6



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Supreme Court - Ireland

Subject-matter

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

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

première chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Tizzano

Advocate General

Bot

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

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