DISTRIBUTION: COMMERCIAL AGENCY – BREACH OF CONTRACT BY THE CLIENT – COMPENSATION AMOUNT

Breach of contract : The Versailles Court of Appeals refuses to consider that a principal broke a commercial agency contract due to force majeure and takes into account the shortness of the relationship to assess the amount of the termination indemnity (Villeroy et Boch Wellness / Agrec)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CA Versailles, 20 March 2014, RG n° 12/06455, Villeroy et Boch Wellness c/ Agrec The principal may avoid payment of compensation due to the agent on termination of the contract by invoking the circumstances in which the status of commercial agents deprives the agent of such compensation : serious misconduct on the part of the staff member or force majeure with regard to the termination indemnity for failure to observe the statutory notice period (art. L. 134-11 C. com.); serious misconduct by the staff member, termination of the contract on his own initiative or assignment of the contract by the staff member with regard to the termination indemnity

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Dominique Ferré, Breach of contract : The Versailles Court of Appeals refuses to consider that a principal broke a commercial agency contract due to force majeure and takes into account the shortness of the relationship to assess the amount of the termination indemnity (Villeroy et Boch Wellness / Agrec), 20 March 2014, Concurrences N° 3-2014, Art. N° 68306, pp. 104-105

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