CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - REFUSAL TO SALE – FORECLOSURE – MATERIAL LOSS – SANCTION

Refusal to sale : The Paris Court of Appeals sanctions a local journal for a refusal to sale with a foreclosure effect in the sector of online obituaries and books of condolence (La Montagne, Aviscom)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. If the respect of competition law in the funeral market raised interesting questions in its time, it is the obituary publication sector that is now the subject of a ruling by the Paris Court of Appeal (the "Court"), handed down on appeal from a judgment of the Lyon Commercial Court of 30 April 2012 (RG no. 2010J1263). The case concerned a practice of eviction of a local newspaper, called La Montagne, which had sought to reserve access to obituary publications on the Internet. This newspaper is distributed in the departments of Allier, Cantal, Corrèze, Creuse and Puy-de-Dôme. It contains an obituary column in which the families of a deceased person publish

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Anne Wachsmann, Nicolas Zacharie, Refusal to sale : The Paris Court of Appeals sanctions a local journal for a refusal to sale with a foreclosure effect in the sector of online obituaries and books of condolence (La Montagne, Aviscom), 17 September 2014, Concurrences N° 1-2015, Art. N° 71083, pp. 95-97

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