CASE COMMENTS : UNFAIR COMPETITION - SUDDEN TERMINATION OF COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

Sudden termination of commercial relationships - Annual prescription of Article L. 133-6 C. com.: The Court of Cassation finds that the specific one-year period of limitation for litigation involving carriage of goods contracts does not apply to an action for sudden termination of the commercial relationship with a carrier (Torelli/Saint-Gobain)

Cass. com., 11 mai 2010, Maître Torelli c/ société Saint-Gobain emballage, n° 09-10797 Saisie d'un litige fondé sur la rupture brutale des relations commerciales entre le liquidateur d'une société réalisant des prestations de collecte et de transport de verre et son commanditaire, la Cour de cassation s'est prononcée sur la question de l'application à ce type de litige de la prescription d'un an de l'article L. 133-6 C. Com. visant toutes les actions auxquelles un contrat de transport peut donner lieu. En l'espèce, la société SA Schneid Recyclage a signé en 1993 un contrat à durée déterminée de 5 ans, tacitement renouvelable, avec la société Saint-Gobain emballage pour la collecte et le

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Mireille Dany, Sudden termination of commercial relationships - Annual prescription of Article L. 133-6 C. com.: The Court of Cassation finds that the specific one-year period of limitation for litigation involving carriage of goods contracts does not apply to an action for sudden termination of the commercial relationship with a carrier (Torelli/Saint-Gobain), 11 May 2010, Concurrences Review N° 3-2010, Art. N° 32082, pp. 109-110

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