But is it commonly used? I'd rather stick to 'hade' in the beginning because 'fick' is likely to confuse me, but not if the Swedish would be confused by such usage, or if it's understandable but never used.
Perhaps a better trsnslatio of fick here would be yielded. The decision yielded no effect. ??
Yes. There's also a verb besluta (which means roughly the same as 'bestämma'), and a noun bestämmelse (which means more like "regulation")