Individuals affected by flooding vs. Płock

Action of a group of individuals affected by flooding against the State Treasury, Mazowieckie Voivodeship and the Poviat of Płock

The action for the establishment of joint and several liability of defendants for damages caused to group members resulting from a tort consisting in the unlawful exercise of public authority by the defendants with regard to flood protection in the area of the defendants’ jurisdiction, which together led to the break of the flood bank located in the town of Świniary on 23 May 2010 and then twice flooding (in May and June 2010) the area located on the left side of the Vistula River in the area of the Iłowsko-Dobrzykowska Valley.

28 members of the group

3rd STAGE
  • The appellate hearing of 19 March 2020 – cancelled
  • The appellate hearing of 24 July 2019
  • The hearing of 28 September 2017
  • Decision of the Regional Court in Płock 1st Civil Division of 13 May 2016, I C 863/12 – amendment of the decision of the Regional Court in Płock of 22 April 2016, I C 863/12 and admission of evidence from the opinion of the institute
  • Decision of the Regional Court in Płock 1st Civil Division of 22 April 2016, I C 863/12 – admission of evidence from experts’ opinion
  • The hearing of 10 March 2016
  • The hearing of 14 January 2016
2nd STAGE
1st STAGE
  • Decision of the Court of Appeals in Łódź 1st Civil Division of 30 November 2012, I ACz 1370/12 – repealing of point 1. of the decision  of the Regional Court in Płock 1st Civil Division of 31 July 2012, I C 863/12, and remitting the case back to the court of the first instance for re-hearing
  • Decision of the Regional Court in Płock 1st Civil Division of 31 July 2012, I C 863/12 – obligating the claimant to make a deposit to secure the costs of the proceedings
  • Statement of claims filed on: 2 May 2012