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A contracts’ destiny

Business litigation - March 15, 2017

In 2005, the Cour de Cassation (France’s highest civil Court) ordered a contractor to tear down a wall he had just built because it was 33 cm too large, breaching the specific terms of its contract. Those terms, because they describe exactly what the partners agreed upon, are as a rule protected by the courts. […]

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Simplicity and Confusion

Business litigation - May 12, 2015

Or: The Unbearable Lightness of Procedural Reforms … In March 2013, President François Hollande announced during a France 2 public television interview a policy he qualified as a “clash of simplification”. The government’s stated objective was to simplify   the relationship between users and the administration as well as the life of companies. The actions progressively […]

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Does the “group action” amount to a class action?

Business litigation - April 16, 2014

After long years of reflection and debate, as well as numerous pledges to adopt the procedure in France, the French legislator finally came through by implementing the “group action”, better known as the class action. Indeed, this procedure was adopted as the Consumer Law n° 2014-344 of March 17th, 2014 (loi n°2014-344 du 17 mars […]

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