Supreme Audit Office uncovers shortcomings in handling of damage claims
The country’s Supreme Audit Office has found shortcomings in the manner in which the Justice Ministry satisfied damage claims between the years of 2007 and 2010. According to the office, common mistakes included delaying decisions on claims that were later paid but with considerable interest, or in some cases failing to appeal court decisions in time. Between 2007 and 2010, the Czech Republic paid 400 million crowns in just over 4,500 damage claim cases. In its review, the Supreme Audit Office examined 128 cases – worth 57.6 million crowns.