YPC Weekly Newsletter

2002


THE COURT REFUSED THE SUIT OF “A1+” FOUNDER VERSUS THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TELEVISION AND RADIO

On April 23 the second session of the RA Commercial Court on the suit of the “A1+” founder, “Meltex” LLC, versus the National Commission on Television and Radio was held. During the first session on April 16, the hearing of the case was postponed till the week after (see details in YPC Weekly Newsletter, April 13-19, 2002).

As it has already been reported, on April 1 “Meltex” filed a suit with court demanding that the decisions of the National Commission on holding competitions for licensing TV and radio broadcasting on the vacant and vacated frequencies be annulled. The demand of the plaintiff was grounded on the violation of a number of procedural norms when announcing and holding competitions (see details in YPC Weekly Newsletter, March 30 – April 5, 2002).

During the hearings of April 23 the plaintiff introduced the claim and put forth a number of petitions. The court, in particular, rejected the petitions of restoring the air of “A1+” till the hearing of the “Meltex” vs. National Commission case is over.

At the third session of April 25 it was decided to refuse securing the claim. Within seven days it will become clear what were the grounds for the judge to make this decision.

The representatives of “A1+” TV company stated their readiness to challenge the decision of the Commercial Court with the RA Court of Cassation.