The verdict of Riga Regional Court with which the court rejects the claim from National Association of Construction Companies for a compensation of EUR 12.1 million from the Latvian state has come into force.
The National Association of Construction Companies was formed by RBSSKALS, Re&Re and Skonto būve in 2008. These companies are responsible for the Latvian National Library construction project. All of these companies were later penalised in the so-called construction cartel criminal case.
On the 2nd of February the Supreme Court announced no cassational lawsuit will be commenced. This means the ruling of the 17th of December 2020 made by Riga Regional Court that rejected the claim against the state remains in force.
The ruling states
the National Association of Construction Companies is to pay a state fee of EUR 60 081 and a total of EUR 379 016 to cover court-related expenses to the state.
Representatives of the association believes the state owes the companies nearly EUR 10 million for the Latvian National Library construction project, as well as contractual penalty and interest. National Association of Construction Companies notes the claim was submitted after multiple attempts to settle the case out of court.
Representative of the Ministry of Culture Lita Kokale said the opposite in 2018. She mentioned that, according to the contract signed on the 15th of May 2008 and the payment confirmation issued by LNB construction supervisor Hill International, the ministry made the final payment (EUR 104 904) for the LNB construction project on the 31st of December 2016.
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