FINDING COMPETENT COURTS
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Article 29(1)(a) - Courts with jurisdiction
Pursuant to Article 20 of the Law, applications for European orders for payment shall be filed in accordance with the rules of jurisdiction set out in the Code of Civil Procedure of the Republic of Lithuania (Valstybės Žinios, 2002, No 36-1340) (to the district court in cases where the amount of the claim does not exceed LTL 100 000, and to the county court in cases where the amount of the claim exceeds LTL 100 000). After examining the application, the relevant court shall have jurisdiction to issue the European payment order.
Article 29(1)(b) - Review procedure
Pursuant to Article 23 of the Law, the grounds of the European payment order as specified in Article 20(1) and (2) of Regulation No 1896/2006 shall be reviewed by the court which has issued the European payment order. After an application to review the European payment order has been admitted, the court shall forward copies of the application and its appendixes to the claimant and shall inform the latter to submit a written response to the application within 14 days after the dispatch of the application. The court shall examine the application filed to review the European payment order by written procedure no later than within 14 days after the expiry of the time-limit to submit the response to the application and shall pass an order on one of the decisions referred to in Article 20(3) of Regulation No 1896/2006.
Article 29(1)(c) - Means of communication
In cases for the issuance of a European payment order, procedural documents shall be submitted to the court directly or by mail.
Article 29(1)(d) - Accepted languages
In accordance with Article 21(2)(b) of Regulation 1896/2006, the acceptable language shall be Lithuanian.
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