||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 213 (Nov)
||Court of Justice of the European Communities (Fifth Chamber)
Judges Timmermans (President of the Fourth Chamber, acting as President of the Fifth Chamber), Edward, La Pergola, Jann (Rapporteur) and von Bahr.
||14 November 2002
European Communities - The Court of Justice - Reference from national court - Reference for preliminary ruling - Concept of 'civil matters' - Scope of 'social security' - Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters 1968, art 1.
Where the action under a right of recourse was founded on provisions by which the legislature conferred on the public body a prerogative of its own, that action could not be regarded as being brought in civil matters within the first paragraph of art1 of the Brussels Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters 1968. Furthermore, point 3 of the second paragraph of art1 of that Convention did not encompass an action where a public authority sought from a person governed by private law recovery in accordance with the rules of the ordinary law of sums paid by it by way of social assistance to the divorced spouse and the child of that person.
- The All England Law Reports comprises judgments with headnotes and catchwords indicating the area of law and key issues of the case prepared by legally qualified editorsFind AllER Reports
- Cases related to this particular case that are related to, or discuss this caseView related cases
- Commentary discussing this particular case from LexisLibrary's comprehensive range of titles including Butterworths, Halsbury's and TolleyView related commentary