Baťa family’s complaint dismissed

THE CONSTITUTIONAL Court turned down the complaint submitted by the grandsons of shoe manufacturer Jan Antonín Baťa who demand that Slovakia should compensate the family for nationalised property.

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The reason was that the complaint failed to comply with requirements set by the law, according to the ruling passed at the court’s closed session on December 18.

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Baťa’s descendants turned to the court in late 2014 after the Bratislava Regional Court cancelled the ruling issued by the Bratislava I District Court. The court annulled in April 2013 the verdict of the National Court in Prague which sentenced Baťa in absentia to 15 years in prison and seizure of the property. Following the ruling, his family turned to the Slovak Finance Ministry and demanded compensation for the nationalised property, the SITA newswire wrote.

The Bratislava Regional Court dealt with the case after Finance Minister Peter Kažimír appealed the district court verdict.

In their complaint to the Constitutional Court, Baťa’s heirs said that their basic right for due process has been violated. They thus asked the court to cancel the regional court decision and return the whole case for re-assessment, SITA wrote.

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