Public prosecutor: The Paris Court of Appeal urges the Competition Authority to restrain the justifications of its decision to transmit the file to the public prosecutor pursuant to article L.420-6 of the French code of commerce in order to safeguard the presumption of innocence (Abattoirs de Laval)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. We will begin with the case that gave rise to Decision No. 04-D-39. from August 3, 2004. The facts of the case can be summarized as follows: in the context of a leasing contract concluded with the City of Laval and then with the Communauté d'agglomération de Laval. In Laval (CAL), the STAL (Société Technique d'Abattage de Laval) has been to entrust the management of the Laval slaughterhouse, financed by royalties, and fees collected from users of slaughter facilities (meat cutting and marketing companies, livestock farmers or traders engaged in a cutting activity). An important detail, the office of STAL, manager of the slaughterhouse, was composed of the

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