CASE COMMENTS: UNFAIR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES - UNFAIR COMPETITION - LIMITATION PERIOD - INTERRUPTION - APPLICATION FOR INTERIM RELIEF

Unfair competition: The French Competition Authority provides clarifications concerning the interruption of the limitation period for actions based on acts of unfair competition and the abusive termination of commercial relations (Auto-Ritz / Automobiles Citroën and PSA Retail France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Extinctive prescription, of which Bigot de Préameneu said that 'of all the institutions of civil law, (prescription) is the most necessary to the social order', remains a cardinal feature of litigation, against which the claims of litigants frequently come up against. The decision rendered by the 2nd Civil Chamber of the Court of Cassation on 14 January 2021 provides an illustration of this. Prior to bringing liability actions based on the former articles 1134, paragraph 3 of the Civil Code, L. 420-1 and L. 442-6 of the Commercial Code, a car dealer requested, against its manufacturer and a third party company, a measure of expert appraisal in futurum

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Valérie Durand, Unfair competition: The French Competition Authority provides clarifications concerning the interruption of the limitation period for actions based on acts of unfair competition and the abusive termination of commercial relations (Auto-Ritz / Automobiles Citroën and PSA Retail France), 14 January 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100534, pp. 114-115

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