Taxi Vichy is a taxi company with bylaws providing for disputes to be submitted to arbitration.

Taxi Vichy commenced proceedings against its former partner in order to obtain payment of its unpaid contributions. The Cusset Commercial Court ordered the partner to pay the unpaid contributions and damages for abusive resistance. The partner appealed invoking the arbitration clause contained in the bylaws.

The Court upholds the lower court’s judgment as the jurisdictional pleas stemming from the arbitration clause raised for the first time at the stage of appeal are inadmissible.