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Catherine Middleton topless pictures ruling - why €100k in damages?

As currently reported in the press, Catherine Middleton (the Duchess of Cambridge) sued the French magazine Closer for publishing topless photos of her sun-bathing, and she and her husband were ...
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Removing my personal data ex-employer (RGPD/GPDR ?)

I work and live in France. I worked for a company last year but I quit working there months ago. Since I left, they still have not have removed some data accessible on the internet, like my first name/...
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Is a renter of a room in France required by law to provide a proof of residence?

In France every resident is required to possess a proof of residence, which must be a utility bill and a declaration by the landlord if the bill is not in the person's name. French landlords often don'...
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Can I file a child custody claim in French court from abroad?

I am Pakistani citizen and my husband is living in France as a permanent resident. My husband has taken my children to France without my permission. I need to get custody of my children. Do I need to ...
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Must French financial institutions know by law the salary of their customers?

Must French financial institutions know by law the salary of their customers? One of my French banks is asking this information from me and claims they have to do so by law (and I have "declare sur l'...
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Losing job during first my first year in France!

Let's suppose I am a not europian asseding, and I gained a job permit to work in France from DIRECCTE. I worked for three months and the campany told me that they have to break my trial period due to ...
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Is it illegal to possess a counterfeit national ID card without actually using it?

I just came across a lost counterfeit French national ID card on a bus with my name, photo and correct personal details. I am fairly sure about who created or ordered it (without my permission) My ...
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Bank tell me it is safe to wait for real-estate loan offer

I'm trying to buy a real-estate and I have already signed a sales agreement. The bank tells me it is slow currently to print an "Offre de prêt" (loan offer), and has given an "Accord de prêt" ...
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France, how long does a landlord have to give back caution if renovation are not the tenant's fault

I've recently moved out from my old place. After talking with my landlord after checking the state of the premise, he told me that he was gonna give me back my caution in a period of two month. At ...
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Rights of access to a landlocked plot - le droit de désenclavement

I have a question about Rights of Access in France. I've read that landlocked land can be accessed via 'the shortest possible route' but I'm not clear whether that always means 'shortest distance to ...
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Le Petit Prince and the public domain status in France

Trying to reply in this question, I found this interesting link: https://www.communia-association.org/2015/01/23/the-little-prince-almost-in-the-public-domain/ This is a 2016 article talking about ...
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Street cleaning in France led to broken leg - Can City be sued?

My brother is Irish (thus EU citizen) he moved to Nice, France earlier this year to work in a bar restaurant. He finished work at 530am, street cleaners were out (Nice City power wash/clean many ...
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Can anyone issue a bill regarding damage identified in your former appartment?

I left my old appartement 2 months ago, I just received the regulation regarding the charges, rent, repairs and security deposit. As the title mention it, there were some costs due to cleaning of ...
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What information must be removed from judicial decisions in France when made public?

According to (1), anyone in France may ask for a copy of a judicial decision. If one decides to make it available publicly, e.g. on a website, the National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) ...
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VAT going from the US to France

I am a french national currently residing in the US as a non-resident alien. I will soon move back to France. Before that, I am considering buying a laptop here in the US instead of buying it in ...
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Dual-licensing on a GPL software

I've been developing a software for 4 year, and I have spread parts of it under a GPL license for 2 years without being aware of it (it's complicated) since the beginning of the project. I built it ...
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On a French diploma, why are some decrees timestamped, while others are not?

I have noticed that on some French diploma, some decrees timestamped, while others are not. Why? Example In the red rectangle, the first line refers to a decree without mentioning its date, while ...
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Free english content, translation rights and fan translation

An editor published a free scenario for a role-playing game. The French editor possesses the translation rights for all the content of the game, free content included. Is it possible for the French ...
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What is the legal role of a Christian baptism certificate?

One of our friends was required to submit her Christian baptism certificate when preparing her documents to get married in France. I'm not sure why that was required, and I'm wondering what is the ...
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Is it possible to put under guardianship someone who is not impaired?

My brother-in-law have a track record of loss of documents, debt, and is otherwise unable to ensure his own self-being or manage his property. While searching for solution, I came accross "Mise sous ...
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Is a buyer legally exempt of sale taxes when buying a good from a shop located in France from the US?

The buyer lives in the United States. The buyer ordered 100 USD of goods from a shop X located in France. The order was passed through phone. The goods were sent by (physical) mail. Is shop X ...
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French law - antitheism

Let's consider the following statement: We need to get rid of foreigners According to french law, it obviously isn't legal to say that. Now let's consider this other statement We need to get ...