Liability: The French Supreme Court holds that, in times of crisis, the partner of a company in difficulty may not refuse any adaptation required by economic developments (La Redoute)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The question of the consequences of an economic crisis or the cyclical difficulties of a sector or a company on the liability of the perpetrator of a brutal breach of an established commercial relationship has regularly fed the case law of the Cour de cassation. The December 1, 2021 ruling revisits this issue and adds a little something to the mix. The case was between La Redoute, a well-known mail order company, and one of its service providers, a photographer who has been taking photographs for the presentation of products in the company's paper catalog since 1991. Between 2008 and 2013, La Redoute was experiencing serious financial difficulties,

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Mary-Claude Mitchell, Liability: The French Supreme Court holds that, in times of crisis, the partner of a company in difficulty may not refuse any adaptation required by economic developments (La Redoute), 1 December 2021, Concurrences N° 1-2022, Art. N° 105436, pp. 119-120

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