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TL;DR: You may have chances. Consult a German lawyer fast. In German civil cases there is the possibillity of "Reopening of proceedings" (Wiederaufnahme des Verfahrens), §§ 578 ff. ZPO. It can be used in special cases of incorrect proceedings. You have an "Action for retrial of the case" (Restitutionsklage), if "in a testimony or report on which the ...


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What your lawyer told you sounds about right Judgements in Germany are enforceable for 30 years so this one is still good. The time for lodging appeals is long past so you are stuck with it. In the interests of finality (res judicata), you can’t revisit a case already completed in both civil law (e.g. Germany) and common law (e.g. USA) systems. You had ...


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This is a very difficult matter, as it touches different parts of laws. IANAL, but I have been trained on several parts of labour law so I can point out some aspects. What can you do with the computer at work? If not declared by some agreement otherwise, a computer at work can only be used for work purposes. Your employer supplies you with tools (in this ...


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If you are a consumer (Verbraucher) and bought the shoes from a company (Unternehmer) via the internet, this is a distance contract (Fernabsatzvertrag), § 312c BGB. In this case you have a right of withdrawal (Widerrufsrecht) according to §§ 312g, 355 BGB. So you can withdraw the contract within 14 days after you got the shoes (§§ 356 II n. 1a, 355 II BGB) ...


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If you bought online (so you had no chance to see the shoes and try them out before buying them) then you can return them within seven days. That’s very inconvenient for the seller, but it is the price they have to pay for not having a brick and mortar store. They have to take them back even if there is no fault.


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