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Cobalt Successful for Ragn-Sells in Waste Transport Dispute Against City of Tallinn

Cobalt Successful for Ragn-Sells in Waste Transport Dispute Against City of Tallinn

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Cobalt has successfully represented AS Ragn-Sells in a dispute against the City of Tallinn. The case involved the unlawful activities of the city in the waste transport area of Tallinn’s Kesklinn borough.

According to Cobalt, the administrative court satisfied Ragn-Sells’ complaint in full after finding that the City of Tallinn had unlawfully granted waste-holders’ contracts to city-owned AS Tallinna Jaatmeveo Taaskasutuskeskus and had delayed the organization of a new procurement procedure. The firm reports that "the court prohibited the city from using a similar unlawful scheme, including misleading the waste-holders. and ordered the city to start a new waste transport service procurement in the Kesklinn borough within one month from the entry into force of the court judgment."

Cobalt reports that, subsequently, the city failed to act as required by the court's judgment by initiating the required procurement procedure within the prescribed time. "Therefore, Ragn-Sells submitted a request to the court to fine the city for non-execution of the judgment, which was satisfied by the court, which imposed a fine on the City of Tallinn of EUR 11,000." The city then contested the fine both in the district court and in the Supreme Court. However, the higher courts dismissed the city’s appeals. "Thus," Cobalt reports, "the fine imposed by the administrative court entered into force and the city must pay a fine of EUR 11,000 for failure to execute the judgment."

The Cobalt team was led by Senior Associate Rauno Ligi, supported by Partner Elo Tamm and Senior Associate Kaidi Reiljan-Sihvart.


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