Judgment of the Court (Eighth Chamber), 14 November 2013

Armin Maletic and Marianne Maletic v lastminute.com Gmbh and TUI Österreich GmbH

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Landesgericht Feldkirch

Jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters — Regulation (EC) No 44/2001– Article 16(1) — Contract for travel concluded between a consumer domiciled in one Member State and a travel agency established in another Member State — Supplier of services used by the travel agency established in the Member State where the consumer is domiciled — Right of a consumer to bring an action against two undertakings before the court for the place of his domicile

Case C‑478/12


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
13/12/2013 Maletic
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2013:735
14/11/2013 Maletic
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2013:735
14/11/2013 Maletic
Application (OJ)
11/01/2013 Maletic
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Reports of Cases

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Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Landesgericht Feldkirch – Interpretation of Article 16(1) 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 respect of contracts entered into by consumers – All-inclusive travel contract concluded between a consumer and a company – Situation in which the company is established in a Member State other than that of the consumer and has recourse, for the purpose of performing that contract, to a company which is established in the Member State of the consumer – Whether the consumer is entitled to bring proceedings, before the court of his place of residence, against those two companies

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.02 Judicial cooperation in civil matters
      4.06.02.01 Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of judgments – Civil and commercial matters


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Regulation 44/2001 : paragraphs 23 - 25, 27, 28
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A02 : paragraph 26
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A02P1 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A03P1 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A05PT1 : paragraph 6
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A06PT1 : paragraph 7
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A15P1LC : paragraph 8
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A15P3 : paragraph 8
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A16P1 : paragraphs 1, 9, 22, 32
  • Regulation 44/2001 -A28P3 : paragraph 10
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C11 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C12 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C13 : paragraphs 3, 30
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C15 : paragraphs 3, 30
  • Regulation 44/2001 -C2 : paragraph 3
  • Brussels Convention 1968 : paragraphs 26, 27
  • Brussels Convention 1968 -A02 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -281/02 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -533/08 : paragraph 27

Operative part

  • Interprets : Regulation 44/2001 -A16P1

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 24/10/2012

Date of the Opinion

Information not available

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

14/11/2013


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 26 from 26.01.2013, p.22

Judgment: OJ C 9 from 11.01.2014, p.14

Name of the parties

Maletic

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Skubic, Zoran: Paketna potovanja in pravica potrošnika tožiti (doma), Pravna praksa 2013 nº 47 p.26-27 (SL)
  2. Castellaneta, Marina: Il risarcimento del danno per un pacchetto di viaggio va richiesto davanti al giudice dove risiede il turista. L'obiettivo è di individuare il foro competente ed evitare pronunce incompatibili, Guida al Diritto 2013 nº 49/50 p.83-85 (IT)
  3. Müller, Michael: EuGVVO: Begriff des anderen Vertragspartners beim Verbrauchergerichtsstand, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2014 p.34-35 (DE)
  4. Sujecki, Bartosz: Begriff des anderen Vertragspartners beim Verbrauchergerichtsstand nach der EuGVVO, Neue juristische Wochenschrift 2014 p.531 (DE)
  5. Staudinger, Ansgar: Der Schutzgerichtsstand im Sinne des Art. 15 Abs. 1 lit. c Brüssel-VO bei Klagen gegen Reiseveranstalter und Vermittler, Reise-Recht aktuell : RRa : Zeitschrift für das Tourismusrecht 2014 p.10-13 (DE)
  6. Idot, Laurence: Champ d'application territorial et règles protectrices des consommateurs, Europe 2014 janvier Com. nº 1 p.47 (FR)
  7. Mankowski, Peter: Internationale Zuständigkeit für Verbrauchersachen auch am Sitz eines Kooperationspartners des Unternehmers („Maletic“), Entscheidungen zum Wirtschaftsrecht 2014 p.231-232 (DE)
  8. Strikwerda, L.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2014 nº 234 (NL)
  9. Brenn, Christoph: Verbrauchergerichtsstand kann auch gegen inländisches Unternehmen anwendbar sein, Österreichische Juristenzeitung 2014 p.93 (DE)
  10. Mehmeti, Enrida: Wanner is een consumentenzaak "internationaal" in de zin van Brussel I Verordening? De woonplaatsvereiste nader toegelicht, Droit de la consommation 2014 p.41-48 (NL)
  11. Bogdanov, Sergei: Arrêt Maletic : un pas supplémentaire dans la protection des consommateurs face au commerce électronique des voyages à forfait, Revue européenne de droit de la consommation 2015 p.433-442 (FR)
  12. De Groote, Bertel: Maletic and EU-jurisdiction rules for consumer contracts How a seemingly internal holiday contract turns out to be international, Journal of European Consumer and Market Law 2016 p.138-144 (EN)



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

Gesetz vom 1. August 1895, über die Ausübung der Gerichtsbarkeit und die Zuständigkeit der ordentlichen Gerichte in bürgerlichen Rechtssachen (Jurisdiktionsnorm - JN), Paragraphen 65 und 93 Bundesgesetz vom 8. März 1979, mit dem Bestimmungen zum Schutz der Verbraucher getroffen werden (Konsumentenschutzgesetz - KSchG), Paragraph 14

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

huitième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Toader

Advocate General

Cruz Villalón

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available