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Case law of European countries : Italy


C.A. or C.App. abbreviation used to cite court of appeal cases, usually followed by the city in which the court sits in ( )

Cass. abbreviation used to cite Court of Cassation cases

Massime - case abstracts

Repertori - digests

Giurisprudenza: Case law

In Italy, the decisions of the courts are not a source of law: the decision binds only the parties to the case.

Nor are courts bound by a rule of precedent.

On the role of the Court of Cassation in ensuring uniformity see Legislative Decree 2006, No. 40.

Electronic resources

NOTE: the Law Bod no longer has any active subscription to periodicals of Italian case law in print. For decisions after 2005 please use one of the electronic resources.

Il Foro italiano : raccolta generale di giurisprudenza civile, commerciale, penale, amministrativa 
v.1(1876)-v.69(1944/1946)  at Italy 100 F727 (sec coll)
v.70(1947)-v.117(1994) at Italy 100 F727

Il Massimario del Foro italiano. v.1(1930)-v.72(2003) Italy 100 F728

Il Repertorio del Foro italiano (1947)-(2003) Italy 100 F729

Giustizia civile rivista mensile di giurisprudenza v.1(1953)-v.55(2005) Italy 100 G53

Giustizia civile Massimario annotato della cassazione v.5(1955)-v.44(2005) Italy 100 G54