The Regional Court of Warsaw has ordered a bank to return over two million zlotys to a client, having ruled that their contract was void. Artur Sidor, a partner at Pietrzak Sidor & Wspólnicy, comments in a piece written for Dziennik Gazeta Prawna: “The judgment is not yet final but one may already speculate that it may be a valid authority for another string of successful lawsuits brought by Swiss franc borrowers, based on entirely different legal grounds as compared to the majority of cases litigated so far”.
There has been a breakthrough development on the way to introducing civil unions and marriage equality in Poland. Upon exhausting national judicial remedies and unflinched by threatening attempts of the General Prosecutor’s Office, same-sex couples from the Coalition for Civil Unions and Marriage Equality have submitted their applications to the Strasbourg Court, effectively bringing the case against Poland. Cases of two couples have been already given numbers, which means that those cases are now officially registered in the Court’s docket. If the Court rules in favour of any of the applicants, Poland will be obliged to introduce civil unions and/or marriage equality. “Keep your fingers crossed and stand for love”, urge Grzegorz and Krzysztof, one of the Coalition couples.