*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts An investigation conducted by the DGCCRF in a hard discount store revealed the existence of commercial cooperation contracts "without any real consideration", and the Minister of the Economy brought an action on the basis of Article L. 442-6 III of the Commercial Code. As these commercial cooperation contracts had been declared null and void, the distributor was ordered to cease their application, pay a civil fine and return the sums unduly received. He therefore appealed this decision, invoking the inadmissibility of the Minister's action and the validity of the contracts. Decision Admissibility of Minister's action "It results from the
ALERTS : DISTRIBUTION - COMMERCIAL COOPERATION - ADMISSIBILITY OF THE ACTION OF THE MINISTER - RECOVERY OF OVERPAYMENTS - CIVIL PENALTY
Commercial cooperation : The Colmar Court of Appeal confirms the case law having considered admissible action of the Minister of the Economy in lieu of the retail distributor against fake commercial cooperation agreements
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