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Be banned from "leboncoin" without true reason [closed]

I wanted to post an announce with "airpods" and the french website leboncoin.com banned me from the website thinking my airpods were false. But i sent them my original invoice from apple ...
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Can one be convicted of murder without a body?

There is an ongoing case in France about Mrs Delphine Jubilar (fr) who disappeared one night in December 2020. Her partner is accused of having murdered her, but no body was ever found. He is ...
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Shop refuses to refund lost parcel [closed]

Hi purchased some Christmas presents from Auchan at the beginning of December due to a promotion (30% cashback to be spent at the shop). The parcel got lost from the 3rd party courier. After over a ...
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What indemnities will I get if my company is declared bankrupt during a professionnalization contract?

I have a professionalization contract ("Contrat de professionnalisation") in a determined duration ("CDD") with a company that will soon be declared bankrupt in France. I find much ...
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What is the legality of France specifically banning all pro-Palestinian protests?

French Prime Minister Gérald Darmanin has recently instructed the prefects (regional state representatives) to ban all pro-Palestinian protests as they are "likely to cause a public disturbance&...
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Can the spouse of an EU citizen legally work in France before they obtain a carte de séjour?

Let us suppose an EU citizen, who is not French, resides in France. According to the EU directive 2004/38/EC on the freedom of movement and residence rights of EU citizens and their family members, ...
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Is avoiding captcha illegal?

This question came to mind reviewing this SO answer. There is this similar question here, but it's 8 years old, and covers only the UK and north America. So, I would like to know if, in the European ...
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In France, can the insurance not apply if my motorcycle has racing parts?

I have a motorcycle in France that is insured. For clarification, I do ride on road and not on a circuit. Doing some maintenance, I changed the air filter to a racing one that says to increase air ...
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Is it legal for a brick and mortar establishment in France to reject cash as payment?

Alice’s Restaurant or Bob’s corner shop in Paris or anywhere else in France wishes to go “card only”. Is this legally allowed?
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Is it mandatory for companies to patch security vulnerabilities?

I read that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) often issue orders to federal agencies to patch certain vulnerabilities. I was wondering if there are similar laws in France and ...
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Do TV games have tax exemptions when prize money goes to an non-profit?

In some TV games, where participants are usually famous people, the prize money goes to charity organization. In France, donations to such organizations by individuals give right to tax exemptions. Do ...
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Recording conversations [duplicate]

france How and when is it legal to a) record someone without their awareness and/or consent, b) broadcast or publish that recording and c) use that recording in court ? I think it's illegal to use ...
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In Ratatouille, did Linguini have a legally legitimate reason to fire Skinner?

In Ratatouille, when Linguini took over Gusteau's by proving he inherited the restaurant, Skinner seemingly lost his job. Was there legal precedent for Skinner to lose his job; would Skinner hiding ...
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Do Swiss banks allow investigation of foreign embezzlement claims?

There is reason to suspect someone who took a 91 year old French lady twice to Switzerland of embezzlement. The year after, she spent 50,000 on a veranda. The old lady is thought to have had shares ...
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What is the motivation for legally forcing sellers to determine the minimum price of food by multiplying it by 1.1?

A radio advertisement for a food distributor said that they sell their food to fight the current crisis at "prix coutant" (cost price). However, it was followed by a very speedy text saying ...
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Why did French have such a lasting influence on the English legal lexicon?

It seems so pervasive but, still confusing that we don't simply use French altogether for legal purposes, which I suppose was done at one time. But why were certain terms kept from French, while the ...
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Is there any legal maximum amount of time that a bank may take to refund a customer's account following a failed wire transfer?

Wire transfers sometimes fail. Is there any legal maximum amount of time that a bank may take to refund a customer's account following a failed wire transfer? I'm interested in the following ...
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Is a bank account history of transactions considered personal data in the sense of GDPR?

For archival purposes, I'm trying to get the full history of transactions on my bank account since I opened it in 2019. I know my bank still has it since it's visible in the mobile app (I can scroll ...
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Internal country rules for repealing a treaty

Most countries have rules and procedures set (usually) in their constitution about how to sign and ratify international treaties and what standing they have compared to the laws and the constitution ...
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Must medical providers/businesses give a copy of a patient's medical record to the patient if the patient requests it in France?

In the US, medical providers must by law give a copy of a patient's medical record to the patient within 30 days if the patient requests it, according to 45 CFR 164.524(b)(2): Timeliness in Providing ...
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Does copyright no longer apply if one cannot find the owner?

Suppose a work was originally published in France (and in French) , in 1940. Suppose the author (Georges Macron) died in 1980. Suppose it was translated into English, and published in English in 1955. ...
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A pressures B into having sex with C, who committed rape?

In france, rape is defined by sexual intercourse in the absence of enlightened consent given without (...) force or menace. Abel pressures, menaces or whatever Bob to force him to have sex with Cindy ...
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Three-party trial in France, and the role of the Republic's prosecutor

In France, there are some circumstances apparently called "partie civile" where there's three different parties represented in court : the republic's prosecutor (procureur de la république), ...
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Legal Considerations When Self-Publishing a Book

According to https://wordsrated.com/self-published-book-sales-statistics/, 300 million self-published books are sold each year. I am thinking about, in the future, uploading (i.e., self-publishing) ...
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In France, is it legal to practice target shooting on your own land?

I can find a lot of information about hunting on your own land, and my land would qualify for that. However, I don't have a hunting license and I'm in fact more interested in target practice / sport ...
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Is it legal for Blizzard to completely shut down Overwatch 1 in order to replace it with Overwatch 2?

Overwatch (1) was a multiplayer first-person shooter video game created by Blizzard. It was released in 2016 and cost around 40€. Earlier this year, Overwatch 1 was shut down: The servers are down. ...
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What law is to prevent to say n-word in France

This is a question I am asking because I am not in best of health and I have been bullied by some nationals which are non-european , non -african. I am african and study in a university of France. ...
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Can an adult sue someone who violated them as a child?

If a 10 year old was violated by two adults around 18 years old then can the victim sue 23 years later? What is the process? Would it, for example, make any difference if the victim is from, say, ...
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France: Asking for current pay, contracts for hiring process

In France, as a Nuclear Engineer, I was asked to give a copy of my current working contract, of my three last monthly pay documents AND those involving a bonus. Online, I found this article L-1221-6 ...
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Do not do anything at work (Lazy)

If in an office in a company (an office job in front of the computer what) well... in fact... I look at the screen of my computer, I freeze, I do nothing for... 6 hours then I I barely work 2 hours.. ...
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What was the scope of the Norman influence upon the English legal system?

Which aspects of the English legal system are characterized by clear influences from France? How is this reconciled with the different (civil/common law) paradigms? For example, the justices of the ...
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Principles to resolve ambiguity in a contract

The problem of ambiguities in a contract is so old that there must be general principles to resolve them. What are the main such principles, and how are they named (in Latin, English, or French)? I ...
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The right to vote and property ownership?

In 1792, in France even men without property were enfranchised. How was it before exactly? What is meant by ‘without property’? Only those who didn’t own a home or a piece of land? Or any kind of ...
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Are forced arbitration clauses legal in European countries?

I'm curious about the legality of forced arbitration clauses in "fixed format" contracts that the general public are expected to agree to for buying goods or using services. I'm not ...
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Working for a company based in Paris remotely from Sri Lanka

I'm Sri Lankan, I live in Sri Lanka and I'm going to have a remote job in a Paris company(It'll end up my current job contract at next year July, which I bond to the Paris company by a Secondment ...
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Is it legal to create your own currency in the EU?

In the European Union, and more particularly in France, is it legal for an association to create its own private currency?
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Does the decision against Grenoble mean that Rennes would also have to reimpose their burkini ban in public swimming pools?

According to latest news someone (possibly the central French government, although that's not terribly clear) won a legal challenge against the city of Grenoble, which had recently lifted their ...
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Conditions to sabbatical holiday in France

I was interrested in sabbatical holiday in my country (France), and I would like to make sure that I understand correctly the official conditions. Quoting this (in the condition dropdown): Le salarié ...
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Must restaurants serve water for free to their customers in France?

https://www.economie.gouv.fr/dgccrf/Publications/Vie-pratique/Fiches-pratiques/Carafe-d-eau-verre-d-eau (mirror 1, mirror 2) states: La carafe d'eau ordinaire en accompagnement du repas est inclue ...
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Is it legal to wear a short a little transparent like this, outside?

Is it legal or prohibited to wear, for example in my garden where I can be seen by others, or at the beach, a semi-transparent shorts and my organs under (…like the picture)?
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Is price parity legal in France?

Is price parity legal in France? I want to sell items on a French website which has requirements to provide the best price available. The contract includes the following: “In order to maintain the ...
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Am I French Tax Resident

I moved to London from Paris in March 2021 while my wife and son are still in Paris. I was assuming that I am a UK resident for tax purposes till I came across "the definition of 'domicile fiscal'...
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Is a sales clause prohibiting the buyer of exporting the goods outside of a zone legal?

I bought some goods at my local Mercedes dealer in France, and I was stunned by a sales contract clause that reads : Le client s'engage : Export interdit hors UE/AELC/MC Translation mine The client ...
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Is there any official law that prohibits the use of tritium in France?

I remember reading people talking about the fact that the use of tritium is forbidden in France (automatic watches used to have tritium paint to glow in the dark; now they mostly use phosphorescent ...
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How can a tenancy be ended in France?

I saw a comment by @Woj on another question here: Landlord gives 4 months notice to the rental agency which fails to give notice to the tenants Since everyone is mentioning their country - in France ...
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Copyright transfer on death where copyright cannot be transferred?

The wikipedia page on Copyright transfer mentions that in "some countries, a transfer of copyright is not legally allowed, and only licensing is possible". Does this also apply to the ...
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A scholarship organization is publishing my personal information on their website

In February 2018, I received a one-time scholarship (1000 €) from a private association in the EU. A few months ago, I noticed the organization published on their website private information of the ...
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In France, what are the legal implications of using a shooting sport firearm for self-defense at home?

As some of you may be aware, when you subscribe to the French Shooting Federation to shoot for sport and do the required legal paperwork, you can acquire a firearm for the sole purpose of practicing ...
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French University: are remote internships legal?

I am a master's student, part of a two-years dual degree: first year in Germany, second and last year in France. For my last semester, I am required to do a 6 months internship and thesis in a company,...
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Am I legally allowed to travel to France without a COVID vaccine, through a green-listed country, if my origin is amber-listed?

Travel from an amber-list country to France without the COVID vaccine is prohibited. Does this mean travel from an amber-list country, to a green-list country, and then onward to France is also ...
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