Prague - The Diag Human firm will address foreign courts over the decision of the reviewing panel saying the Czech state does not have to pay huge compensation for marred blood plasma deal to it, the law office of Jan Kalvoda that represents Diag Human told CTK today.
Ministr zdravotnictví Svatopluk Němeček (vpravo) a advokát Tomáš Sokol vystoupili 28. července v Praze na tiskové konferenci k usnesení rozhodců o skončení přezkumného řízení, které se zabývalo výsledkem arbitráže ve sporu českého státu a firmy Diag Human. ČTK Vondrouš Roman
Health Minister Svatopluk Nemecek (Social Democrats, CSSD) announced on Sunday that the state has definitively won the dispute.
The reviewing panel ended the arbitration by its decision issued on July 23, the ministry said.
The ministry says the panel have identified themselves with the state's opinion that a decision on the issue was made in 2002 already.
The arbitration panel then confirmed that the state is to pay Diag Human 326 million crowns for damaging its good name, and the state paid out the money.
Kalvoda says the verdict from 2002 was not final. He claims that a legal decision from 2008 remains valid.
According to this decision, the Czech state should pay 8.3 billion crowns to Diag Human.
Diag Human started to turn to courts abroad over its financial claims already in 2011, demanding the seizure of Czech state´s property abroad such as precious paintings. Earlier this year, courts in London and Paris dismissed the firm´s claims.
Diag Human has been suing the Czech Republic since the early 1990s, after the Health Ministry put up tender for blood plasma procession and then health minister Martin Bojar labelled the firm Conneco (later Diag Human) "suspicious."