The Presidium of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation has issued an informational letter that directs the courts towards limiting instances when governmental bodies may avoid material liability for damages caused by actions taken with respect to third parties.

For more information on the Letter, please read the CMS Legal Alert of August 2011:

[Informational Letter No. 145 of the Presidium of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation "Reviewing the court practice of considering claims to recover damages caused by governmental bodies, local authorities and their officers", dated 31 May 2011]