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Bgh: banks may cancel current account without declaration

Bgh: banks may cancel current account without declaration

The action brought by a right-wing extremist book distributor was thus essentially unsuccessful. The commerzbank had cancelled the account without stating any specific reason. A clause to this effect in the general terms and conditions of business was effective, the federal court of justice ruled. The bank was not obliged to justify any unequal treatment of different customers (az. XI ZR 22/12).

The true background of the dispute can only be guessed at. The bookseller’s program "lesen und schenken" includes titles such as "die ritterkreuztrager der waffen-SS" – a work that is advertised as an "honorary book of the bravest" and fits in seamlessly with the rest of the selection. In 2009, commerzbank informed the bookseller that it was no longer in a position to maintain the account relationship "for fundamental reasons". The bank did not give any further reasons.

Such a notice is in principle legal, the BGH now ruled. The bank was not obliged to treat all customers equally. "There was no obligation to substantiate the notice in any way," said presiding judge ulrich wiechers. The principles of rental or labor law do not apply to contracts for checking accounts.

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Maddie case: hundreds of witnesses called in after “aktenzeichen xy

maddie case: hundreds of witnesses called in after 'aktenzeichen xy

The appeals for witnesses continue: since the beginning of june, more than 800 television reports have come in about the case of the girl maddie mccann, who disappeared 13 years ago.

Still during the ZDF program “aktenzeichen XY… According to the federal criminal police office (BKA), a further 16 reports were received on wednesday evening. Some are already considered to be further along in the investigation, said BKA investigator christian hoppe.

The responsible public prosecutor’s office in braunschweig confirmed on thursday the receipt of further tips. "In terms of content, however, we cannot and do not yet want to evaluate them," said official spokesman hans christian wolters. The public prosecutor’s office is investigating a 43-year-old german man on suspicion of murder. The man, who is in custody for other offenses, is suspected of killing the three-year-old british girl on 3. May 2007 from a vacation resort in the portuguese praia da luz to have abducted. According to their own information, the investigators were put on his trail by a tip-off following a ZDF broadcast on the maddie case in october 2013.

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Csu politician nublein pauses as union caucus vice president

Csu politician nublein pauses as union caucus vice president

CSU politician georg nublein suspends his office as deputy chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group due to the corruption investigations against his person.

This was announced by the lawyer of the swabian deputy on friday. The 51-year-old is being investigated, among other things, on initial suspicion of corruptibility and bribery of mandate holders in connection with the purchase of corona respiratory protection masks.

Nublein’s lawyer stated that his client considered the accusations to be unfounded. However, it is not yet foreseeable when nublein "will be able to comment on the details of this obviously complex investigation," emphasized lawyer gero himmelsbach.