Action brought on 2 July 2012 – ZZ v Commission

(Case F-67/12)

Language of the case: Italian

Parties

Applicant: ZZ (represented by: G. Cipressa, avvocato)

Defendant: European Commission

Subject-matter and description of the proceedings

Action for the annulment of the decision to dismiss the applicant’s request for compensation for the damage suffered as a result of the defendant having sent a letter relating to the possible resumption of the applicant’s services, and in response to certain proceedings brought by the applicant, to a lawyer who had defended the applicant in various cases, but to whom the applicant had not given a general mandate in the present case.

Form of order sought

Annul the decision, whatever the form in which it was adopted, by which the Commission rejected the request of 20 May 2011 which the applicant sent to the appointing authority;

In so far as necessary, annul the measure, whatever the form in which it was adopted, by which the Commission rejected the complaint of 1 December 2011 against the decision rejecting the request of 20 May 2011, annul that decision and grant the request of 20 May 2011;

In so far as necessary, annul the note of 9 March 2012;

Order the Commission to make reparation for the damage unjustly suffered by the applicant as a result of the fact that the undated note attributable to the Commission was sent by the Commission to Giuseppe Cipressa, avvocato, by paying to the applicant the sum of EUR 10 000, or such greater or lesser sum as the Tribunal may deem to be just and fair;

Order the Commission to pay to the applicant, from the day following that on which the request of 20 May 2011 was received by the Commission until actual payment of the sum of EUR 10 000, the interest on that sum, with annual capitalisation, at the rate of 10 % per annum;

Order the Commission to pay the costs.