CASE COMMENTS: UNFAIR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES – FRANCE – SUDDEN TERMINATION OF ESTABLISHED COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP – INDIRECT VICTIM

Sudden termination: The Paris Court of Appeal decides that a third party can sue the company liable for a sudden breach of established commercial relationship when it has suffered a loss (Plaisir Selection Japan / Organisation Intra groupe des achats)

Voici un arrêt qui arrive à point nommé (Paris, 5-5, 27 févr. 2020, AJ Contrat 2020, à paraître, obs. F. Buy). Alors que l’Assemblée plénière de la Cour de cassation décidait, il y a quelques mois, de maintenir sa jurisprudence Boot shop (Cass. ass. plén., 6 oct. 2006, n° 05-13255), en réaffirmant de façon solennelle qu’“un tiers au contrat peut invoquer, sur le fondement de la responsabilité délictuelle, un manquement contractuel dès lors que ce manquement lui a causé un dommage” (Cass. ass. plén., 13 janv. 2020, n°

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Frédéric Buy, Sudden termination: The Paris Court of Appeal decides that a third party can sue the company liable for a sudden breach of established commercial relationship when it has suffered a loss (Plaisir Selection Japan / Organisation Intra groupe des achats), 27 February 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94859, p. 112

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