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Franchise: The Paris Court of Appeal decides on a melting-pot of rules regarding an exclusivity agreement in franchising (Lara / Casino)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. A company which had entered into a franchise agreement with Casino for the operation of a Spar store considered itself to be harmed by the pricing policy practised by the latter, and based its argument, but unsuccessfully, on its contractual and tortious liability. Absence of contractual fault From the point of view of contractual liability, it was mainly a matter of the franchisee reporting abuses by the franchisor. It would quickly be passed over that in matters of contract abuse was generally presented, although this was discussed, as a fault of conduct, admittedly committed in the performance of a contract, but which had its source in the violation of

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  • Centre de Droit de l’Entreprise (Montpellier)

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Sibylle Chaudouet, Franchise: The Paris Court of Appeal decides on a melting-pot of rules regarding an exclusivity agreement in franchising (Lara / Casino), 11 December 2019, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 94103, www.concurrences.com

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