The Supreme Court has to re-decide on the appeal case of Martinské hole

The Constitutional Court sent the case of the city of Martin back to the Supreme Court.

The Martinské hole case was decided by the Constitutional Court on January 26.The Martinské hole case was decided by the Constitutional Court on January 26. (Source: TASR)

The Constitutional Court (CC) decided on on January 26 that the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) from last year, in which it refused extraordinary appeal as inadmissible, violated the fundamental rights of the city of Martin to court protection and the right to a just court proceeding. The CC on January 26 annulled the SC decision and returned it to the Supreme Court for further proceeding, chair of the CC’s second panel, Lajos Mészáros, informed the TASR newswire.

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According to a verdict of the SC from 2015, Martin is supposed to pay €8.4 million to the PK Faktoring company of lawyer Peter Kubík. The city turned to the Prosecutor General Jaromír Čižnár who filed an extraordinary appeal against the verdict. The city has gone bankrupt, and on January 27, the building of the Turčianska (e.g. of Turiec region) Gallery will be auctioned.

The protracted case goes back to the year 1995 when Martin was supposed to invest a non-financial deposit in the form of Martin-based Hotel Turiec and the Magistrát chalet in the Lyžiarske stredisko (i.e. ski resort) Martinské hole company. This never happened, however. In 2002, statutory representatives of Lyžiarske stredisko Martinské hole sued the city and asked it to pay €3.42 million (then, more than 103 million Slovak crowns). The final sum of €8.4 million, which the Supreme Court in February 2015 ordered Martin to pay to PK Faktoring, is the ultimate amount including interest rates.

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