Wir sind der Ansicht, dass unser Tätigkeitsfeld und unsere langjährige Erfahrung auch daraus ersichtlich ist, an welchen Gerichtsverfahren wir beteiligt waren.

Hier sind 30 höchstgerichtliche Entscheidungen (OGH, VwGH, EuG) mit Beteiligung am Verfahren aus dem Zeitraum von 1988 bis 2015:

2015 Abschlussprüferhaftung: Dritter, Genussschein

2015 „Ratings“

2014 Fachkundiger Laienrichter: keine Befangenheit

2014 Urheberrecht: „Mode-Linien“

2014 Klagsausdehnung: Wertgrenze

2012 Nachbarrecht: Oppositionsklage

2011 Insolvenzrecht: Prozessführungsbefugnis

2009 Belastungs- und Veräußerungsverbot: Straf- und Zivilverfahren

2007 Versicherungsrecht: Betriebshaftpflichtversicherung

2006 Kindesunterhalt: Unterhaltsminderung, Ferienbesuchsrecht

2006 Aufteilungsanspruch: Konkurseröffnung, Prüfungsprozess

2005 Verbraucherrecht: Bürgschaft, Ausfallhaftung, Interzession 

2003 Kindesentführung: Sorgerecht, Rückführungshindernis

2003 Verlassenschaftsverfahren: deutscher Staatsbürger, Erbschaftserwerb

2002 Anwendungsvorrang: Vollstreckung von ausländischen Entscheidungen 

2002 Eurocool: Gemeinschaftsmarke - Unterscheidungskraft 

2002 Anfechtung: konkludente Erklärung, Schweigen, Rechtshandlungen

2002 Verdienstentgang: Schadensminderungspflicht, Beschäftigungsort

2001 Servitut: Auslegung, Vermietungstätigkeit, Fremdenverkehrsgemeinde

2001 Einzelrichtmenge:  Milcherzeugung, Eigenbetrieb, Nutzungsverhältnis

2000 Sicherheitsleistung: mehrere Exekutionsarten

2000 Sparbuch: Verpfändung, Höchstbetragshypothek, mehrere Sicherheiten

1996 Verkehrshypothek: Höchstbetragshypothek, Exekutionstitel

1996 Kollektivvertrag: Aliquotierung, Sonderzahlungen

1996 Amtshaftung: Zuständigkeitsbestimmung, Rechtswidrigkeit

1996 Kauf: Verjährung, Ersitzung, Miteigentum, Benützungshandlungen

1995 Haushaltstätigkeit: Erwerbsschaden, vermehrte Bedürfnisse

1991 Sicherungsübereignung: Feststellungsklage, Veräußerung

1988 Schmerzengeld: Mitverschulden, Schutz- und Sorgfaltspflicht



As a result of lecturing in the former programme Law for Arts and Media there is a huge collection of landmark decisions from the United States and Europe related to Freedom of Expression/Press, Copyright, the EEC Treaty and the European Convention of Human Rights.

The section LEGAL RESEARCH shows you how to find such decisions of the Supreme Court, the European Court of Justice or the European Court of Human Rights.

Here is a selection of 15 cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights related to arts and media:


1969 Tinker vs Des Moines School Dist.: Students in Des Moines, Iowa demonstrated opposition to the Vietnam War 1965 by wearing black armbands. School district administrators then established a policy prohibiting the wearing of such armbands. Violating students would be suspended and allowed to return to school after agreeing to comply with the policy ...

1969 Red Lion Broadcasting Co. vs FCC: In the specific case of broadcasting, however, it was not decided until the 1960's exactly how much power individuals had in gaining access to broadcasting so they could use it to make a difference. The question was a simple one: did braodcasters hold their licences for the purpose of satisfying their own goals, economic and otherwise, or could ordinary citizens expect that they, too, would have acces to radio and television ?

1971 New York Times Co. vs United States: The ruling made it possible for the New York Times and Washington Post newspapers to publish the then-classified Pentagon Papers without risk of government censure ...

1978 FCC vs Pacifica Foundation: This was a landmark case that defined the power of the Federal Communications Commission over indecent material as applied to broadcasting. In 1973, a father complained to the FCC thta his son heard the George Carlin routine "Seven Words You Can't Say on the Radio" broadcast one afternoon over WBAI, a Pacifica Foundation FM radio station in New York City. Pacifica received a citation from the FCC, which sought to fine Pacifica for allegedly violating FCC regulations which prohibited broadcasting "obscene" material ...  

1988 Hustler Magazine vs Falwell: Larry Flint made a fortune and contributed to the rise of the sexual revolution in America through publication of his magazine Hustler. While Hustler has always been known for its explicit, even gynecologic pictures of nude women and its crude humor, the prominent fundamentalist Protestant minister Jerry Falwell found nothing funny about a 1983 parody featuring him. In a parody of a magazine advertisement for a popular alcoholic drink, Hustler described adrunk Falwell having an incestuous encounter with his mother in an outhouse ...


1968 Commission vs Italy: The Italian Government imposed a tax on the export of art treasures from Italy, claiming that such a tax would be less restrictive than an export ban. The Commission brought an action in the ECJ under Art 226 (ex 169)...

1979 Regina vs Henn and Darby: The United Kingdom seized films and publications being imported from the Netherlands into the United Kingdom. The importers were prosecuted under customs and excise legislation with importing indecent and obscene arts. In their defense the importers claimed that the prohibitition contravened Art 28 (ex 30) in that a stricter standard was being applied to imported than to domestic goods. An Art 234 (ex 177) reference was made...

1985 Gravier vs City of Liege: Gravier, a French national, had been offered a place by the Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Liege on a four year course to study the art of the strip cartoon. She objected to paying the "minerval", an enrolement fee payable by students who were not Belgian nationals, claiming that the payment infringed Art 12 (ex 6, but then 7 of the EEC Treaty) and Art 49 (ex 59)(receipt of services). An Art 234 (ex 177) reference was made ...

1994 Commission vs Spain: In Case C-45/93 the ECJ found that charging a discriminatory entrance fee for non-nationals to enter museums infringed Art 12 (ex 6) ...

2003 Commission vs Italy: In Case C-388/01 Italy was found to have infringed both Arts 12 and 49 by applying differential rates for admission charges to museums, monuments, art galleries etc. The rates favoured Italian nationals and persons resident in Italy aged 60, 65 or above, but excluded tourists and non-residents...


1976 Case of Handyside vs United Kingdom: The applicant was convicted under the Obscene Publication Acts 1959 and 1964. He was the owner of a publisher which published a book, The Little Red Schoolbook, which included a section on sex, covering topics such as masturbation, menstruation and pornograhy. He claimed a violation of Article 10 ...

1993 Case of Informationsverein Lentia vs Austria: Law at Issue: Telecommunications Law of 13 July 1949, Article 2 para 1; Constitutional Law of 10 July 1974 guaranteeing the independence of broadcasting, Article 1 - Freedom to impart ideas - Freedom to impart information - Interference (Art 10) - Licensing of broadcasting enterprises - Prescribed by Law (Art 10) ...

1994 Case of Otto-Preminger-Institut vs Austria: Law at issue: Penal Code, Section 188, Media Act Section Articles 33, 36 - Freedom of expression - Interfernce (Art 10) - Prescribed by law (Art 10) - Protection of the right of others (Art 10) - Six month period - Victim ...

1994 Case of Jersild vs Denmark: The applicant was a television journalist who interviewed some racist youth for a documentary programme. The transmitted programme contained racist and offensive words. The youth were convicted of making racist statements and the applicant was convicted of aiding and abetting their offences. The applicant claimed a violation of Article 10 ...

2003 Case of Gunduz vs Turkey: Freedom of expression - Interference (Art 10) - Necessary in a democratic society (Art 10) - Prevention of crime (Art 10) - Prevention of disorder (Art 10) - Protection of morals - Protection of the right of others (Art 10) ...