LAWSUIT AGAINST PUBLIC TV NOT FULFILLED

March 3rd, 2009
Yesterday, 2 March, in the Baku Local Economic Court #1, under the chairmanship of Judge Tahira Asadova, a hearing was conducted on the joint lawsuit of "Azerbaijanfilm" Film Studio and Professional Cinema Producers Guild against Public TV and Radio Broadcasting Company.

The plaintiff submitted several Azerbaijani movies that had been broadcast on Public TV along with 14 cassettes with 17 films and a disc with several films on it to the court. Several films were demonstrated for several minutes. Defendant’s representative Tahir Mammadov said that they did not accept the films demonstrated as evidence and emphasized that it is possible to make up this through video montage. The films should be sent for an examination, noted Mammadov.
T.Mammadov told the judge that they had sent a letter to "Azerbaijanfilm" Film Studio and Professional Cinema Producers Guild Public Union to sign a contract; however, they refused to sign a contract.
Plaintiff’s representative Akbar Bagirov introduced the program of broadcasts aired on Public TV in October through November 2007 to the judge. Defense lawyer Javid Aliyev said that Public TV is ready to sign a contract, but not to pay its debts. The judge left for deliberation and scheduled the next hearing for 3 March at 11:00 a.m.
During today’s hearing (3 March), Judge T.Asadova issued a decision not to fulfill the lawsuit of "Azerbaijanfilm" Film Studio and Professional Cinema Producers Guild against Public TV and Radio Broadcasting Company. Public TV and Radio Broadcasting Company’s lawsuit against "Azerbaijanfilm" Film Studio and Professional Cinema Producers Guild to sign a contract without paying the debts was fulfilled.