Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (3rd Chamber) of 11 May 2011 - J v Commission

(Case F-53/09) 

(Civil service - Officials - Social security - Accident insurance and occupational disease - Article 73 of the Staff Regulations - Refusal to recognise the cause of an occupational disease - Obligation to conduct the procedure within a reasonable period)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: J (London, United Kingdom) (represented by: S. Orlandi, A. Coolen, J.-N. Louis and É. Marchal, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: D. Martin and J. Baquero Cruz, Agents)


Annulment of the decision rejecting the applicant's claim that the disease from which she is suffering should be recognised as an occupational disease, and of the decision to charge her for the fees and costs of the doctor whom she designated and 50% of the fees and incidental costs of the third doctor on the medical committee

Operative part of the judgment

The Tribunal:

Orders the European Commission to pay the applicant damages of one euro;

Dismisses the other claims in the action;

    Orders the European Commission to pay, as well as its own costs, one quarter of the applicant's costs;

Orders the applicant to bear three-quarters of her own costs.


1 - OJ C 180, of 01/08/2009, p. 64.