CHALLENGE OF RULINGS BY THE DEFAULTING PARTY: THE SHORT-TERM TIME LIMIT FOR CHALLENGING
The rule is simple: the defaulting party’s time limit for challenging a ruling shall runs from the moment when it has knowledge of the adverse ruling. The rule applies both to ordinary civil proceedings (art. 163 and ff. of the Italian Code of Civil Procedure) and to summary judgement proceedings (art. 702 bis and ff. of the Italian Code of Civil Procedure). Let’s consider both cases.
In the ordinary civil proceedings, the short-term time limit for challenging the ruling shall not…