Consumer won - does not need to pay
At the end of last year, ECC Sweden was contacted by a consumer who needed advice regarding a notification/order for payment from the Estonian Pärnu County Court regarding Autopriser/Storm & Mets.
The consumer contested the notification immediately on the grounds that he did not understand order for payment in Estonian. When he received an email from the court in Estonian, he answered it by submitting an opposition to the European order for payment into court in Estonia.
He also objected to the Estonian court judging the case in accordance to Regulation (EC) No 1215/2012 (the 2012 Brussels I Regulation) as' proceedings against the consumer may only be sued in the courts of the Member State where the consumer is domiciled (Article . 18) ".
The consumer does not need to pay
On Tuesday, February 14, the Estonian court informed that Storm & Mets withdrawn the order for payment, thereby terminating the debt collection towards the consumer. He does not need to pay.
" You have filed an objection to the proposal for payment. The applicant has indicated, that he wishes the proceeding to be terminated if an objection is filed to the proposal for payment. With the document sent to you, the court has terminated the proceeding."
What does this mean for me who has received a notification/order for payment?
If you contested the notification/order for payment, there are a good chance that Storm & Mets withdraws your order for payment. If you have not contested you should immediately do so because of the deadlines.
- It is important to quickly help consumers so that they easily can contest these notifications/orders for payment. ECC Sweden has been informed that there is a total of 50 notifications, but only two consumers have contacted us about it.It is therefore important that we can spread our information so that other consumers can get help, says Jolanda Girzl, Director, ECC Sweden.
Deadlines and how you should contest, you can read about in our checklist. There you can also see an instructional video on how to fill in the form for opposition to the European order for payment, Form F.
Having problems with Storm & Mets?
Having questions or need help in your case with Storm & Mets? Contact us at ECC Sweden!