Tagged: Supreme Court

Urdangarin Avoids Prison in Royal Tax Fraud Scandal

King Felipe’s brother-in-law will avoid jail but must show up in court in Switzerland, where he lives, once per month while he waits for the Supreme Court to rule on an appeal to a fraud and tax evasion guilty verdict. The Balearic Islands court sentenced Inaki Urdangarin to six years and three months in prison

Council Row Over Aguamarina-Cabo Roig Walkway Status

Orihuela opposition councillor, María García of the socialist PSOE party, has accused the PP-led council’s government team of a “lack of respect” by not convening a heritage committee meeting at her party’s request to find out why the authority did not appeal last autumn over the status of a local walkway. García says that rules

Valencia’s Former Mayor, Rita Barberá, Dies of Heart Attack After Testifying in Court

The controversial ex-mayor of Valencia, Rita Barberá (pictured on Monday), died of a heart attack on Wednesday morning, after testifying before the Supreme Court at the start of the week over claims of money laundering by the ruling Partido Popular during her 24-year tenure as mayor. Paramedics tried to resuscitate the 68-year-old for half an

Benidorm Taxi Driver Acquitted of Raping British Holidaymaker

A Benidorm taxi driver has had his acquittal on rape charges confirmed by the Supreme Court after he was found not guilty earlier this year after being accused of a raping a British woman in Benidorm on Halloween night in 2008. DNA evidence helped to track the alleged offender down and led to his eventual

A Costly Cut

A farmer from the northern part of the Valencia region who hacked off his own hand to claim insurance has had a four-year jail sentence reduced by six months after an appeal to the Supreme Court. He will still have to repay the 335 thousand euros in money that insurance companies had so far paid him, after he was

Green For Danger

A maintenance company has been ordered to compensate a driver who suffered a car crash when both sets of traffic lights at a crossroads in Sevilla were left on green by mistake. Sociedad Eléctrica de Construcciones, S.A., whose engineer was repairing the set of interlinked traffic lights at a T-junction in the city, has been

Pulled Down

Six illegally built properties on Tabarca Island, off the coast of Santa Pola, have been demolished at the end of a long saga, which saw them declared illegal back in 2003, with the owners claiming two and a half million euros in compensation. That bid was rejected by the Supreme Court earlier this year with

Stay Of Execution

Guardamar’s Lemon Tree Market is to stay open for the time being after the court of Contencioso-Administrativo (Administrative Litigation) suspended the planned closure after an earlier decree from the Supreme Court ordering it shut down for not having a license.  Guardamar mayor, José Luis Sáez, reported the suspension on Monday, after the council and market

Keep your Clothes on

The Supreme Court has overturned a belief in the constitution that nudity in public is a human right, backing a decision by the government of Castell-Platja D’Aro on the Costa Brava which banned nudism,...


Bungalows awaiting demolition in Tabarca

The Supreme Court has denied compensation for the demolition of properties on the island of Tabarca because it hasn’t yet been carried out.

The Superior Court of Valencia (TSJ) denied the right of compensation to the owners of the bungalows which were erected 20 years ago on protected land, at least until they have been demolished, the judgement says.

But despite the eviction of the occupants early last year, the Supreme Court is now voicing their doubts that demolition will ever take place. Because of changes to the law which have been introduced since the demolition order was originally made by the Supreme Court (SC) in 2009

The owners say they are claiming “damages for injuries related to the judicial ruling that cancelled their license of occupation. They say they have also lost income as a result of previously anticipated rental and holiday bookings that have been lost since the judgment was made.

Now, in a judgment made in December 2014, which was released last week, the Supreme Court have partially rejected the appeal filed by the owners against a decision of the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment stating that they can not claim compensation for damage that has not yet occurred.

The properties are located at the junction of la cala Birros and according to the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment they were illegally built in an area within the boundaries of one of Tabarca’s protected areas.

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