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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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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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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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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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Is it allowed for a French company to only accept French passports for registration for a service

La Poste has an online identification system called "l'identité numérique" for which registration requires a French passport or "Titre de séjour français" see this. As a non-French ...
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Remotely working from France for a US company (repost asked by mod)

I'm French, I live in France and I'm considering applying for a remote job in a US company. Are there any legal issues that would prevent me to do so? How would the time spent working in a US company ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are apprentice homework hours counted in working hours in France?

The article L6222-24 of the French Working Code says that: The time devoted by the apprentice to the training provided in apprenticeship training centers is included in the work schedule Does that ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there any legal justification for a civilian to carry a gun in New Caledonia?

The is currently civil unrest in the French Island of New Caledonia. In a news segment a "business man" admits to carrying a gun "all the time to handle any situation". My ...
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Is it legal under GDPR for a website owner to link to their Google Calendar or WhatsApp for scheduling and communication?

I sometimes see websites that provide links to external services such as Google Calendar and WhatsApp for appointment scheduling and communication purposes. I also noticed these sites rarely document ...
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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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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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Marriage contract "communauté de biens"

Alice marries Bob under the community of property ("communauté de biens") regime. Alice brings in 100k€, Bob 50k€. Or it can be a joint possessed ("indivision") 150 k€ house, 100k€ ...
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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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