Osservatorio della Giurisprudenza

A cura di G. Carullo, S. D’Ancona e M. Giavazzi

The Court of Auditors examined the implementation of the NRP by the Digital Transformation Department of the Prime Minister’s Office in the part related to the migration of local public administrations to cloud services (M1/C1/1.2). The Court's resolution ascertains the pursuit of the targets set so far and points useful recommendations out to the Prime Minister's Office for the continuation of the activity: constant monitoring of local governments, strengthening of internal audits and constant information coordination with control bodies.

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The economic operator who voluntarily withdraws from a public procurement procedure lacks standing against its acts, as it only carries an interest of mere fact.

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In the light of the judgment of the CJEU, Comune di Ginosa C-348/22, the Apulian administrative judge (TAR Lecce) points out that the judgments of the Council of State Ad. Plen. 17 and 18/2020 are contradicted by the CJEU as regards the assessment of the natural resource (both as regards jurisdiction, and substance). Therefore, the deadline set by Law 118/2022 at 31 December 2023, scheduling the expiring date for existing State-owned maritime concessions, ceases to be effective due to Law 14/2023, as a subsequent and equal provision.

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Res judicata in orders for payment may be challenged by means of late appeals against payment orders under Article 650 of the Italian Code of Civil Procedure (CPC): a consistent interpretation of art. 650 CPC allows a debtor who has not been warned of the possibility of contesting the unfair terms of the contract to take legal action when finally informed of his rights.

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A request to revoke a measure by means of a petition does not give rise to an obligation on the part of the public administration to take any measure. Consequently, if the public administration does not adopt any act in self-defense its silence does not constitute a default.

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The Council of State clarifies that during the selection procedures for external lawyers, the Public Administration must verify that the price offered is respectful of the principle of fair remuneration (“equo compenso”), which can protect the legal profession from anti-competitive practices and ensure the quality of the service.

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With regard to environmental damage, the “polluter pays” EU law principle does not imply any obligation on the part of the owner who is not responsible for the polluting event to adopt emergency safety measures; the criteria for attributing liability cannot disregard the need to ascertain a causal link between the activity carried out by the subject and the polluting event.

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In the context of breach of legitimate expectation, resulting from the annulment of an unlawful administrative act, the Court of Cassation settles that, as legitimate expectation is an autonomous situation protected in itself and not in its connection with the public interest, the jurisdiction of the administrative judge exists only when the cause of action concerns the methods of exercising administrative power.

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The existence of a judicial review pursuant to art. 34-bis, c. 6, of Legislative Decree 159/11, is not a cause of suspension pursuant to art.79 c.1 c.p.a. and 295 c.p.c. The suspension prevents only the contrast between judgements.

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The damage from delay cannot be protected as compensation in the hypothesis in which the interested party has based his claim on a provision declared unconstitutional at a time following the expiry of the terms for the conclusion of the proceeding since the advantage that one regrets not to have obtained would still have been an advantage contra Constitutionem

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