Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber), 25 April 2013

Thomas Hogan and Others v Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Ireland and Attorney General

Request for a preliminary ruling from the High Court (Ireland)

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Social policy — Approximation of laws — Protection of employees in the event of the insolvency of their employer — Directive 2008/94/EC — Scope — Supplementary occupational pension schemes — Defined benefit and balance of costs scheme — Insufficiency of resources — Minimum level of protection — Economic crisis — Balanced economic and social development — Obligations of the Member States concerned in the event of insufficiency of resources — Liability of the Member State in the event of incorrect transposition

Case C‑398/11


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Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.14 Social policy
    4.14.02 Employment protection and protection of employees in the event of the insolvency of their employer
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.14 Social policy
    4.14.02 Employment protection and protection of employees in the event of the insolvency of their employer
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.14 Social policy
    4.14.02 Employment protection and protection of employees in the event of the insolvency of their employer
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.14 Social policy
    4.14.02 Employment protection and protection of employees in the event of the insolvency of their employer
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.05 EU law and national law
    1.05.02 Implementation of EU law within the national legal system
      1.05.02.03 Member States’ liability for infringements of EU law
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.14 Social policy
    4.14.02 Employment protection and protection of employees in the event of the insolvency of their employer


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 27/07/2011

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

25/04/2013


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 290 from 01.10.2011, p.5

Judgment: OJ C 171 from 15.06.2013, p.6

Name of the parties

Hogan and Others

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Doherty, Barry: Commercial Law Practitioner 2013 p.114-116 (EN)
  2. Forst, Gerrit: Zum Insolvenzschutz der Anwartschaften von Betriebsrentnern, Entscheidungen zum Wirtschaftsrecht 2013 p.359-360 (DE)
  3. Driguez, Laetitia: Garantie des pensions professionnelles complémentaires en cas d'insolvablité de l'employeur et crise économique, Europe 2013 Juin Comm. nº 276 p.36 (FR)
  4. Hennion, Sylvie: Crise économique, responsabilité de l'État et protection des intérêts des travailleurs en matière de prévoyance professionnelle, La Semaine Juridique - édition générale 2013 nº 27 p.1337-1340 (FR)
  5. Voogsgeerd, H.H.: Tijdschrift Recht en Arbeid 2013 nº 8-9 p.28-29 (NL)
  6. : Kamerbrief bescherming pensioenen bij insolventie werkgeven (arrest HvJ EU), Periodiek voor sociale verzekering, sociale voorzieningen en arbeidsrecht 2014 p.1737-1738 (NL)
  7. van Meerten, Hans: European Ruling on Pensions: A Second Warning for the Netherlands, Democracy and Rule of Law in the European Union (Ed. ASSER PRESS - The Hague) 2016 p.145-154 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

High Court (Irlande) - Ireland

Subject-matter

  • Social policy

Provisions of national law referred to

IE - Pensions Act 1990 Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2009 Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2010

Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

troisième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Juhász

Advocate General

Kokott

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

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