Keyword: appeals court

Paris court orders tycoon Bernard Tapie to pay back to state 404m euros

Magistrates rule he wrongly received the compensation sum for he had not been duped by state bankers when he sold sportswear firm Adidas in 1992.

French appeals court reopens investigation into Clichy-sous-Bois deaths


A decision to drop legal proceedings against two policemen accused of failing to attempt to prevent the fatal electrocution near Paris of  two teenage boys they were trying to arrest – an incident which sparked nationwide riots – was overturned on Wednesday by France’s highest appeals court. The landmark ruling, seven years after the events, now opens up the path for a trial of the officers in what is a politically and socially highly-charged case, regarded by many as symbolic of the critical tensions between police and young populations in France’s suburban sink estate zones. Michel Deléan reports.