Prime Minister Calls for North Rhine-Westphalia to Become International Competition Court for Commercial Matters

Prime Minister Calls for North Rhine-Westphalia to Become International Competition Court for Commercial Matters

In his keynote at the opening of the panel discussion, the Prime Minister emphasized that North Rhine-Westphalia should be developed into an international competition court for all commercial matters through the Court Commercial. The conference, organized in collaboration with the German American Business Association, the German-American Lawyers Association and the German Consulate General in San … Read more

Landmark Judgment: 15th Civil Senate of Cologne Higher Regional Court Partially Amends Contested Decision

06.02.2024 The 15th Civil Senate of the Cologne Higher Regional Court decided today in the aforementioned proceedings and partially amended the contested regional court decision. In the proceedings (cf. the press release dated October 7th, 2022 – PM 10/22), the plaintiff takes action following an earlier injunction procedure (OLG Cologne, judgment of May 29th, 2018, … Read more

Government: CDU wants to have the MV protection fund audited by the Court of Auditors

Government: CDU wants to have the MV protection fund audited by the Court of Auditors

Regardless of the state government’s announcement that it would dissolve the controversial MV Corona protection fund early, it is urgent CDU for a legal review of the billion-dollar package. The opposition faction sees its criticism of the financial behavior of the red-red state government confirmed by the Federal Constitutional Court’s recent ruling on the federal … Read more

Berlin’s head of government calls for reform of the debt brake

Berlin’s head of government calls for reform of the debt brake

Berlin (dpa) – In view of the current problems in the federal budget, Berlin’s governing mayor Kai Wegner is calling for a reform of the debt brake. “The #debt brake is a good idea in terms of sound finances. However, I think its current design is dangerous,” explained the CDU politician on Thursday on the … Read more

Budget verdict: What paths lead out of the billion dollar hole? – Germany – Waiblingen newspaper publisher

Budget verdict: What paths lead out of the billion dollar hole?  – Germany – Waiblingen newspaper publisher

Berlin (dpa) – After the Karlsruhe budget ruling, the federal government also sees far-reaching consequences for other reserves in the federal budget. The loans from the special fund for energy price caps “could no longer be used in 2023 according to the current legal situation,” Budget State Secretary Werner Gatzer informed the ministries. With the … Read more

News podcast: Where the 60 billion euros for the climate will come from now

News podcast: Where the 60 billion euros for the climate will come from now

The traffic light government wanted to put 60 billion euros into the so-called climate and transformation fund. This should serve to support the project Federal Government in the fight against climate change, such as the improvement of the rail infrastructure or energy-efficient renovation of buildings. According to a ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court, the … Read more

State Secretary: Missing money in the climate fund affects the East

State Secretary: Missing money in the climate fund affects the East

Berlin (dpa) – According to the Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics, Michael Kellner (Greens), the Federal Constitutional Court’s budget ruling particularly affects East Germany. If the missing 60 billion euros for the climate and transformation fund are not raised elsewhere, the East German economy could face significant damage, Kellner told the … Read more

Termination of Employment Relationship Following After-Party Incident

Termination of Employment Relationship Following After-Party Incident

12.09.2023 After a drinking session on the employer’s premises after a Christmas party, the parties agreed today before the Third Chamber of the Düsseldorf Regional Labor Court at the employer’s suggestion to terminate their employment relationship. The plaintiff, who lives in North Rhine-Westphalia, has been employed as an area manager for Central (NRW) in the … Read more

Does grade protection for dyslexic students in the German Abitur violate discrimination laws?

Does grade protection for dyslexic students in the German Abitur violate discrimination laws?

Make a lot of spelling mistakes in the German Abi without deducting points – this relief can be very important for people with a reading and spelling disorder. In principle, they then have to live with a corresponding comment in the certificate. Is that legal? Spelling at school is important and part of the assessment … Read more

Lawyers in Private Sector Earn More Than Judges: Kienbaum Analysis

Lawyers in Private Sector Earn More Than Judges: Kienbaum Analysis

Judge at the Dresden Higher Regional Court According to a survey, even experienced judges earn significantly less than their career counterparts in the private sector. (Photo: dpa) Berlin The state as an employer is becoming less and less interesting for lawyers – at least financially. Because as a career starter, you can earn significantly more … Read more