Sun, Dec. 14, 2003

New Justices at German Supreme Court

CK - Washington.   Four judges were appointed to the following divisions of the Federal Supreme Court in Karlsruhe:

  • Gabriele Caliebe: II. Civil, chiefly corporate law
  • Jürgen Cieniak: IX. Civil, bankruptcy, enforcement, attorney and tax advisor liability law
  • Dr. Ulrich Herrmann: III. Civil, sovereign and public liability law
  • Hans-Joachim Dose: XII. Civil, family and commercial tenancy law

    The appointments were announced on December 11, 2003. The court known as the BGH is one of several federal supreme fora spread over several cities in the federation. The one in Karlsruhe is generally deemed the most important and is charged with civil and criminal matters. Other supreme courts exist, for instance, for administrative law, employment relations, and tax law. The ultimate supreme court in Germany is the constitutional court, also located in Karlsruhe, the capital of the law in Germany.

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