Procedural law, case VI SA/Wa 2091/07

June 27th, 2008, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Voivodeship Administrative Court in its judgment of 20 March 2008 case file VI SA/Wa 2091/07 held that the restoration of a deadline/time limit is an institution aimed at protecting individuals against the consequences of failure to fulfill the term. It applies only to procedural time limits and to deadlines to perform proper actions in the proceedings, for example, the deadline for lodging an appeal. Article 252 of the IPL excluded the application of the provisions of the APC in matters governed by the IPL.

Article 252
Subject to Article 253, the provisions of the Code of Administrative Procedure shall apply accordingly to cases not regulated by this Law.

The Court ruled that it is possible for a party to file a request for the re-examination of the case even if that case ended with the decision that has beneficial consequences for the requesting party. In the opinion of the Court there are no provisions forbidding to challenge decisions favorable to the party. See also “Procedural law, case VI SA/Wa 934/10“.