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Action of the Minister of the Economy : The French Supreme Court rejects the decision of the Versailles Court of Appeal which had declared impossible the legal action of the Minister in order to stop illegal practices according to the Commerce Code (Leclerc / Galec)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Following the Versailles Court of Appeal's rulings of 3 May 2007 and the Court of Appeal of Angers on May 29, 2007, it was announced that the death of the Minister for the Economy, on the basis of Article L. 442-6 III of the French the commercial code, the cessation of practices, the recognition of the nullity of unlawful clauses or contracts, the recovery of undue payments and the imposed a civil fine (Mr. Béhar-Touchais, Chronique d'une mort announced: RLC 2007/12, No. 831, p. 33). The announcement was clearly premature. The Commercial Chamber of the Court of Cassation has just given a second life to the Minister's action, thanks to a ruling

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Alain Ronzano, Action of the Minister of the Economy : The French Supreme Court rejects the decision of the Versailles Court of Appeal which had declared impossible the legal action of the Minister in order to stop illegal practices according to the Commerce Code (Leclerc / Galec) , 8 July 2008, Concurrences N° 4-2008, Art. N° 63302, www.concurrences.com

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