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Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunale di Tivoli (Italy) lodged on 3 August 2012 - Enrico Petillo, Carlo Petillo v Unipol

(Case C-371/12)

Language of the case: Italian

Referring court

Tribunale di Tivoli

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicants: Enrico Petillo, Carlo Petillo

Defendant: Unipol

Question referred

In the light of Directives 72/166/EEC, 2 84/5/EEC, 4 90/232/EEC  and 2009/103/EC  governing compulsory insurance against civil liability arising from the use of motor vehicles, is it permissible for the domestic legislation of a Member State effectively to provide - by imposing, solely in the case of damage arising from road traffic accidents, a compulsory method for quantifying the damage - a limitation (in terms of quantification) of the liability for non-material damage lying with the persons (insurance companies) obliged under those directives to ensure compulsory insurance for damage caused by the use of vehicles?

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1 - Council Directive 72/166/EEC of 24 April 1972 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles, and to the enforcement of the obligation to insure against such liability (OJ, English Special Edition 1972 (II), p. 360).

2 - Second Council Directive 84/5/EEC of 30 December 1983 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles (OJ 1984 L 8, p. 17).

3 - Third Council Directive 90/232/EEC of 14 May 1990 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles (OJ 1990 L 129, p. 33).

4 - Directive 2009/103/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 relating to insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles, and the enforcement of the obligation to insure against such liability (OJ 2009 L 263, p. 11).