Our team has defended the interests of a public non-profit deposit system administration institution Užstato Sistemos Administratorius in contractual litigation. The claimant, a manufacturer of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, claimed that the reverse vending machines, administered by the client, did not accept the packages used by it and demanded compensation for the resulting contractual damages. We proved to the court that the claim is groundless and no client’s obligation to make payments to the counterparty exists. The Court of first instance fully rejected the claim.
The case is the first in Lithuanian case law which set a precedent for analysis of whether the deposit system administrator has correctly fulfilled its duties to the manufacturer and importer.