Nancy Court of Appeal, 13 September 2017, SCI Navi & others v. Voies Navigables de France (VNF) & others, no. 16/03168

Following damage caused by Navi’s barge, VNF sued Navi and its insurers for payment of € 2.8 million in damages before a French commercial court. The defendants pointed out the existence of an arbitration clause in the insurance contract. Nonetheless, the Court dismissed this procedural objection, noting the lack of probative value of the document [...]

Montpellier Court of Appeal, 28 June 2017, no. 16/00102

A person without an employment contract, but treated by the company as an employee is legally considered as one. Therefore, an arbitration clause in the bylaws of the company cannot be invoked against this person. Any labour disputes that arise from this relationship are under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Conseil des Prud’hommes [French specialized [...]

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