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The Court of Justice delivered today (10 December 2015) its judgment in case C‑350/14 (Florin Lazar v Allianz SpA) which concerns the interpretation of Rome II (Regulation (EC) No 864/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations):

“Article 4(1) [Rome II] must be interpreted, in order to determine the law applicable to a non-contractual obligation arising from a road traffic accident, as meaning that the damage related to the death of a person in such an accident which took place in the Member State of the court seised and sustained by the close relatives of that person who reside in another Member State, must be classified as ‘indirect consequences’ of that accident, within the meaning of that provision”.

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