Старые проблемы обновленного регулирования компетенции арбитражных судов: никогда такого не было, и вот опять: Комментарий к определению Судебной коллегии по экономическим спорам ВС РФ от 16.09.2020 № 305-ЭС20-4513
In the commented judicial act, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation once again had to solve the problem of determining the court competent to consider the dispute. This time it was about the subject-matter jurisdiction of the claim of the homeowners' association for protection of business reputation. In this case, in addition to identifying and correcting the miscarriage of justice, the Judicial Chamber of the SC RF saw its task somewhat broader and made an attempt to reveal the essential features of the economic dispute in order to offer the judicial practice more specific guidelines for determining the subject-matter jurisdiction.
One cannot ignore the fact that the case considered in the article is the first in which the SC RF has formulated a legal position taking into account the new provisions of procedural law on the competence of commercial courts. Can it be argued that the 2019 reform has set new trends in judicial practice? The article finally comes to the conclusion that the development of procedural legislation in general is similar to running on the spot: legislative changes on matters of subject-matter jurisdiction do not meet the demands that exist in judicial practice. The legal positions of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation do not make any fundamental changes either: correcting certain judicial errors of lower courts, the highest judicial instance has so far been unable, for objective reasons, to propose conceptually new approaches.