Dutch Supreme Court rules on the importance of the judgment of a disciplinary court for the judgment on civil liability

In its decision of 22 September 2017, ECLI:NL:HR:2017:2452 the Dutch Supreme Court ruled that a judgment on civil liability must include sufficiently comprehensible reasons explaining why it differs from a judgment given by a disciplinary court on the same facts. Background of the case The plaintiff had a company that imported flowers from Kenya. Since its formation, the company had … Read more

No liability of the Municipality as the road authority under Article 6:162 or 6:174 Dutch Civil Code in the case of tripping over cables from a market stall

Supreme Court 7 October 2016, ECLI:NL:HR:2016:2283 (Eiseres/Gemeente Nijmegen) On 7 October 2016, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled that the Municipality of Nijmegen, as the road authority, was not liable under Article 6:174 or Article 6:162 of the Dutch Civil Code (”BW”) for injuries caused to the plaintiff by tripping over electricity cables from a market stall. Facts of the case … Read more