Case summaries

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  • C-104-79 Foglia v Novello Case 104/79 Foglia v Novello [1980] Facts: Foglia, an Italian undertaking that traded wines, sent Italian wine to a person living in France by request of Mrs Novello, outsourcing the transport to Danzas. Danzas was charged French customs when the goods crossed the frontier. Mrs Novello refused to reimburse this amount to Foglia on the…
  • C-112-05 Commision v Germany Case C-112/05 Commission v Germany [2007] Facts: The German Law of 21 July 1960 stated that Volkswagen was to be converted into a public limited company. The applicant considered that some clauses of this Law constituted restrictions on the free movement of capital and on the free movement of establishment. Held: The legislature was procuring…
  • C-118-00 Larsy Chapter: 11. Judical Powers II: National Procedures Case C-118/00 Larsy [2001] Facts: Mr Larsy was a self-employed nursery gardener in Belgium and France, established near the border in Belgium. He contested the government’s decision to reduce his pension entitlement, because the government found he was also awarded a retirement pension in France. The Labour Tribunal initially dismissed his action, but Mr Larsy’s…
  • C-118-00 Larsy Case C-118/00 Larsy [2001] Facts: Mr Larsy was a self-employed nursery gardener in Belgium and France, established near the border in Belgium. He contested the government’s decision to reduce his pension entitlement, because the government found he was also awarded a retirement pension in France. The Labour Tribunal initially dismissed his action, but Mr Larsy’s…
  • C-119-75 Terrapin Case C-119/75 Terrapin [1976] Facts: Terrapin, registered in England, manufactured prefabricated houses under the trade-mark “Terrapin”. It applied to have this name registered in the German Patents Office. Terranova, which manufactured plaster for façades, was the proprietor of different trademarks registered at the German Patents Office with the words “Terra” and “Terranova”, and opposed to…
  • C-120-78 Cassis de Dijon Case C-120/78 Cassis de Dijon [1979] Facts: Rewe requested authorization to the German Monopoly Administration for Spirits to import from France the liqueur “Cassis de Dijon”, containing 15 to 20% by volume of alcohol. The Administration referred that, while no authorization was needed, the liqueur could not be sold in Germany because according to the…
  • C-120-78 Cassis de Dijon Case C-120/78 Cassis de Dijon [1979] Facts: Rewe requested authorization to the German Monopoly Administration for Spirits to import from France the liqueur “Cassis de Dijon”, containing 15 to 20% by volume of alcohol. The Administration referred that, while no authorization was needed, the liqueur could not be sold in Germany because according to the…
  • C-148-78 Ratti 1979 Case C-148/78 Ratti [1979] Facts: Ratti represented an undertaking that decided to package its solvents and to affix to the container labels conforming to two Directives not yet incorporated into the Italian legal system, one of them because Italy had not fulfilled its obligation of incorporation on time, the other one because the period prescribed…
  • C-148-78 Ratti 1979 Case C-148/78 Ratti [1979] Facts: Ratti represented an undertaking that decided to package its solvents and to affix to the container labels conforming to two Directives not yet incorporated into the Italian legal system, one of them because Italy had not fulfilled its obligation of incorporation on time, the other one because the period prescribed…
  • C-148-78 Ratti 1979 Case C-148/78 Ratti [1979] Facts: Ratti represented an undertaking that decided to package its solvents and to affix to the container labels conforming to two Directives not yet incorporated into the Italian legal system, one of them because Italy had not fulfilled its obligation of incorporation on time, the other one because the period prescribed…
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