CASE COMMENT : AUDIOVISUAL - REGULATION - MEDIA - CISPUTE SETTLEMENT

Dispute settlement: The French audiovisual regulator settles a dispute enhancing the non-discrimination principle (AB Sat and Métropole Télévision)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CSA, dec. no. 2008-523 of 8 July 2008 relating to a dispute between AB Sat and Métropole Télévision The entry into force on August 5 of the law on the modernisation of the economy reinforced the principle of contractual freedom by abolishing the tort of discriminatory practice provided for until then by the former Article L. 442-6 I 1° of the Commercial Code. It would nevertheless be wrong to conclude from this that, from now on, anyone can treat differently his economic partners in comparable situations or, conversely, treat identically those in different situations. Firstly, competition law always makes it possible to apprehend - and punish -

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Jean-Paul Tran Thiet, Sylvain Justier, Dispute settlement: The French audiovisual regulator settles a dispute enhancing the non-discrimination principle (AB Sat and Métropole Télévision), 8 July 2008, Concurrences N° 4-2008, Art. N° 22301, pp. 147-149

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