CASE COMMENT : DISTRIBUTION - COMMERCIAL AGENT - FORFEITURE OF SEVERANCE BENEFITS

Commercial agent : The French Supreme Court holds that the commercial agent may call for his right to damages even before the actual cease of the relationships (Spécialités d’Iroise)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Cass. com, 11 March 2008, Ms Dejaune v. Spécialités d'Iroise, Appeal No. 07-10.590 Facts A commercial agent had served formal notice on his principal to comply with his contractual obligations, failing which the contract would be terminated within two weeks, without prejudice to his rights to compensation. However, in the year following the expiry of the time limit, the commercial agent had not notified the principal of his intention to assert his right to compensation in accordance with the provisions

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Dominique Ferré, Commercial agent : The French Supreme Court holds that the commercial agent may call for his right to damages even before the actual cease of the relationships (Spécialités d’Iroise), 11 March 2008, Concurrences N° 2-2008, Art. N° 27932, www.concurrences.com

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