On March 23, RA Commercial Court rejected the suit of “A1+” founder, “Meltex” LLC, versus the National Commission on Television and Radio. The litigation was centered on the results of the broadcast licensing competitions on June 11 and July 18, 2003 at which the bids by “A1+” were assessed lower than the ones of its rivals (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, November 7-13, 2003). The plaintiff claimed for obligating the National Commission to provide grounds for refusing broadcast license on the results of these competitions.
The hearings on this case started on November 3 last year, and at the previous session of February 10, the representative of the respondent filed a petition on challenging the judge that was accepted (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, February 6-12, 2004). The new judge managed to reject the suit in just one session.