Preliminary ruling concerning interpretation of point 1 of art 30 of Council Regulation (EC) 44/2001 – . The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of point 1 of art 30 of Council Regulation (EC) 44/2001. In cases of lis pendens, the date on which a procedure for a measure of inquiry prior to any legal proceedings had been commenced could not constitute the date on which a court called upon to rule on a substantive application which had been brought in the same member state following the result of that measure was 'deemed to be seised'.