CASE COMMENTS: UNFAIR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES – FRANCE – CASELAW – SUDDEN BREACH OF COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP – ABSENCE OF NOTICE – CRISIS AND FORCE MAJEURE – PREJUDICE

Sudden termination: The Paris Court of Appeal considers that if the economic crisis can constitute a case of force majeure, it must still be proven to dispense a written notice (Carrefour France / Ministre Économie and Coopérative Légumière Crimart)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Paris Court of Appeal upheld the conviction of Carrefour, which had severed commercial relations with one of its suppliers without warning. A cooperative had been supplying ED and then Dia within the Carrefour group since 1996 after various legal restructurings. In 2014, the cooperative was surprised not to have had any orders for a month and no response was given

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Jean-Louis Fourgoux, Sudden termination: The Paris Court of Appeal considers that if the economic crisis can constitute a case of force majeure, it must still be proven to dispense a written notice (Carrefour France / Ministre Économie and Coopérative Légumière Crimart), 8 January 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 96172, p. 119

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