Pammer and Alpenhof cases



2010. this is a private law case about consumer protection. it touches jurisdiction of the transnational internet

Pammer – an Austrian – booked a cruise from Italy to the Far East. The cruise was operated by a German company. He paid over 8 000 Euros.

Pammer did not get what he wanted. there was a single cabin not a double.. no ventilation. the ship did not have the facilities he was told to anticipate.

Pammer wanted money back . he got only 3 000 Euros.

Heller booked a room for ppeople via the internet. he did not pay for it. Alpenhof operated the email

If companies sell to citizens of other member states then they have to meet EU regulations

Pammer was able to sue. it was a tourist contract

if a company directs it activities to a member state then it must comply with the law of the said state



About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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