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The Hungarian Supreme Court recently ruled on the regulations which applied before the entry into force of the Civil Code on the prescription of claims against communal bonds issued by the City of Budapest, the so-called 'League of Nations' loan bonds and the limitation of claims based on state securities.

In a recent labour dispute an employer was ordered to pay a sum of money to its employee, but after it had done so the judgment was overturned by the Supreme Court. The employee argued that the employer was not entitled to be reimbursed accordingly, but the Supreme Court disagreed.

A recent decree sets out new rules for calculating the full costs of litigation proceedings. Controversially, it leaves the courts free to determine not only the amount of the costs of proceedings due to the winning party, but also whether the mandate fee agreed by the winning party and its legal representative is excessive.

A landmark decision has ended a long-running legal dispute between the state and the Budapest Metropolitan Municipality over a financing agreement for the construction of a new metro line. The court declared that the government must not assume a payment obligation encumbering the central budget without the Parliament's prior approval.

The Metropolitan Court of Budapest has granted a preliminary injunction requesting that the internet service provider subsidiary of Hungary's biggest telecommunications company suspend use of its domain name pending the binding resolution of a trademark litigation case involving another Hungarian entity.

Including: Constitutional Background; The Court System; Jurisdiction; Commencing an Action; Warrants for Payment; Preliminary Injunctions; Representation; Dismissal of a Lawsuit; Judgments; Appeals; Re-opening of a Case; Protest on Legal Grounds; Costs; Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

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