Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Sme writes that Tipos case might topple Harabin

Supreme Court President Štefan Harabin changed judges for the senate hearing the court case of Tipos vs. Lemikon and this action was at odds with Slovakia’s Constitution, the Constitutional Court stated in overruling a verdict of the Supreme Court, writing that the change in judges was purposive and the decision of the changed senate was superficial and unjust, the Sme daily reported.

Supreme Court President Štefan Harabin changed judges for the senate hearing the court case of Tipos vs. Lemikon and this action was at odds with Slovakia’s Constitution, the Constitutional Court stated in overruling a verdict of the Supreme Court, writing that the change in judges was purposive and the decision of the changed senate was superficial and unjust, the Sme daily reported.

The Constitutional Court's verdict has returned the Tipos case to its beginning and might bring disciplinary action Harabin, who has already been disciplined for not allowing the Finance Ministry's audit of the Supreme Court. Another serious transgression might cost Harabin his position, Sme wrote.

Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská might propose further disciplinary proceedings against Harabin under the new rules of the amended law on judges.

Following the Constitutional Court's verdict, the Supreme Court will have to decide again whether the state-run betting company, Tipos, must pay over €76 million to the Cyprus-based Lemikon company for alleged illegal use of trade marks and know-how of the former Czech betting company Športka.

Source: Sme

Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Being a caregiver was an empty life

The fatal accident of the van carrying Slovak caregivers has opened a discussion on how these women work and live. The job agencies abuse both the drivers and the caregivers, a former caregiver in Austria, Angelika…

Angelika Horňáková

Slovaks produced an electric bike with the help of 3D printer Photo

The electrically-powered bicycle, claimed as the first in the world by its producer, costs the same amount as a new passenger car.

Electric bike by Kinazo Design

The day Prague fell

It is pointless to talk about the wins and losses of Czech political parties - the one who lost is the Czech Republic.

Andrej Babiš celebrates his election victory.

Transport bothers Bratislava Region

The smallest region in Slovakia has several specifics affecting various fields that will have to be addressed by respective regional authorities.

Candidates for the post of Bratislava Region's governor attending the discussion organised by the Sme daily (l-r): Juraj Droba, Milan Ftáčnik, Rudolf Kusý and Pavol Frešo.