April 11, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Thursday that the Netherlands' "piracy levy" tax added to the purchase price of copying materials such as blank CDs or DVDs does not properly account for the loss to copyright holders resulting from unlawful copies of protected work. The court stated ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday struck down an EU-wide law that stipulates how private data must be collected and stored. The ECJ ruled the collection of traffic and location data via the Data Retention Directive by public electronic service companies "interferes in a particularly ...[read more]
February 7, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Germany's Constitutional Court on Friday referred the case against the European Central Bank's (ECB) bond-buying plan, called Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT), to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The ruling means the German court will not cut the program, which could alarm investors that ...[read more]
January 31, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The European Court of Justice on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit contesting an EU regulation that bans some short selling practices to increase financial market stability. The regulations were enacted to increase the transparency of short positions held by investors in certain EU securities, reduce ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that gay people who live in African countries where they could be persecuted for their sexuality have grounds for asylum in the EU. The decision came after the Netherlands asked the ECJ for advice regarding three Sierra Leone, Uganda and Senegal ...[read more]
September 12, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Elena Butti, University of Utrecht Class of 2014, investigates what are the different roles of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) regarding human rights protection in the EU and how these different roles affect the ...[read more]
September 12, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general on Thursday denounced the decision by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to ban the short selling of stocks. Affirmed on nearly 80 percent of final judgments, the ECJ's advocate general, Niilo Jaaskinen, rejected the measure ...[read more]
June 25, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
An advocate general for the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released an advisory opinion Tuesday finding that EU data protection law does not require Google and other Internet search companies to withdraw sensitive data from search indices even when found to be harmful. In November 2009 a Spanish ...[read more]
May 1, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the government has been failing to meet EU air quality standards and reached out to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for guidance. This is the first time that the court has addressed the problem with air pollution in the UK, which is the worst in the ...[read more]
April 29, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On April 29, 2010, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that the UK government may not withhold government benefits lawfully due to the wives and families of alleged terrorists. In 2006, the UK Treasury established strict guidelines that dictated the receipt of government benefits. These ...[read more]

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