Heuking assists in dismissing the Federal City’s claim for damages in the Bonn WCCB trial

In its 1/2020 press release, the Cologne State Labor Court’s press officer informed as follows:

“Action for damages brought by the City of Bonn against former senior employee in connection with WCCB dismissed”

The City of Bonn sued the former Head of Municipal Building Management in connection with World Conference Center Bonn for damages of EUR 500,000 due to the alleged violation of his controlling duties. Bonn Labor Court had denied gross breach of duty by the employee and had also dismissed the claim for failure to observe the relevant preclusive period. Cologne State Labor Court upheld the Labor Court’s decision and rejected the appeal by the City of Bonn in today’s ruling.

An appeal for judicial errors was not admitted.

Cologne State Labor Court, January 09, 2020 - 8 Sa 787/18

The decision will soon be available in the NRWE jurisdiction database at http://www.nrwe.de under case number 8 Sa 787/18.

The case dealt with questions about the standard of care that public sector employees must exercise, the calculation of damages in cases of failed major projects, and the effect of limitation plea waiver agreements on preclusive periods.

Counsel to the Head of Municipal Building Management
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:

Dipl.-Kfm. Dr. Thorsten Leisbrock, Cologne

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