Judgement of the Court of Appeals in Krakow 1st Civil Division of 7 September 2020
I ACa 954/18

The Court of Appeals in Krakow – 1st Civil Division with the following ruling bench:

Presiding judge:           Marek Boniecki, Court of Appeals Judge

Judges:                           Grzegorz Krężołek, Court of Appeals Judge

                                        Sławomir Jamróg, Court of Appeals Judge (rapporteur)

having examined on 7 September 2020 in Krakow at the hearing the group action filed by Z. R. acting as the representative of the group consisting of: [data of 25 group members] against the State Treasury – the National Water Management Holding Polish Waters in Warsaw [Państwowe Gospodarstwo Wodne Wody Polskie w Warszawie] (previously the State Treasury – the Director of the Regional Board for Water Management in Krakow) and the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship for establishment of the defendants’ liability,

following the appeals by both defendants against the judgment of the Regional Court in Krakow of 19 October 2017, file ref. no. I C 1419/10,

decides to:

  1. dismiss the appeals;
  2. order the defendants to jointly and severally pay the amount of PLN 18,750 (eighteen thousand seven hundred and fifty PLN) to the benefit of the claimant as reimbursement of the costs of appeal proceedings.