Russian Supreme Court upholds dismissal of $2.5-million suit against Defense Ministry
MOSCOW, May 18 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by Kamov Design Bureau, part of Russian Helicopters, to recover 101 million rubles ($2.5 million) in debt from the Defense Ministry, according to a statement by the court.
Kamov filed the appeal after the Moscow Commercial Court dismissed Kamov’s lawsuit in June 2014, and the courts of appeal upheld its decision.
The Supreme Court said in its ruling that the plaintiff’s arguments did not indicate any evidence of a violation of the law by the lower courts.
The plaintiff said the debt should be recovered for aircraft research and development. The Defense Ministry responded that the statute of limitations had expired.
In dismissing the claim, the court stated that the claimant failed to prove that it had completed the work for the defendant in December 2010. Even though the claimant became aware of the ministry’s breach of obligation in December 2010, the company did not file a claim with the Moscow Commercial Court until February 14, 2014, after the statute of limitations had expired.
Kamov is part of Russian Helicopters, a leading Russian designer and manufacturer of helicopters incorporated in state defense industry holding Oboronprom, in which Russian Technologies Corporation (Rostec) holds a 58.32 percent stake.