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Tort

Liability for inadequate choice of winter clearance service.  At the beginning of January a woman was crossing a path on a housing estate and slipped and hurt herself because the path had not been cleared and...

Family law

Denial of the child’s visitation rights.  An illegitimately born minor whose parents live separately wanted to get to know her father.  With recourse to a right to get to know and personal contact with her father, she...

Social law

Reimbursement of the costs of treatment in the case of a minor’s alcoholisation.  A minor consumed an excessive amount of alcohol and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance.  At the hospital, blood was taken to...

Internet law

Cancellation of a credit made by Phishing.  The Austrian ‘remote worker’ of an English company was informed by the company that one of the company’s ‘customers’ had transferred an amount of €8,400.00 to her account. ...

Traffic law

Personal injury, Duty to Report.  The driver of a vehicle responsible for an accident must, on his own initiative, enquire of the other people involved in the accident after possible injuries and, should there be any,...

Employment law

Reimbursement of training costs, null and void agreement (§ 2 d Abs 3 Z 3 AVRAG).  An agreement on the reimbursement of training costs which does not state on a pro rata basis the amount of reimbursement due, calculated...

Taxation law

The new Gift Notification Act 2008.  In 2007 the Constitutional Court revoked the capital transfer tax and since 1.8.2008 it has no longer been payable.  In future, however, gifted transfers of assets must be declared...

Civil law

Liability of the bank for theft on its premises.  An 82-year-old had closed a savings account in 2002 in a branch of the bank against which the case was brought and had had the credit of about €15,000 paid out to him over...