Keyword: court case

French farmer wins court case over quacking ducks

Court ruled that noise from around 60 ducks and geese kept by retired farmer Dominique Douthe was within acceptable limits.

Paris court rules against Apple in case against 'tax evasion' protestors acting in 'general interest'


At the end of a legal case brought by tech giant Apple against alter-globalisation organisation ATTAC, in which the tech giant sought a three-year ban on activists demonstrating in and outside its stores in France to highlight the firm’s tax-avoidance schemes, a Paris court has ruled in favour of ATTAC, describing its campaign as being in the “general interest”. Martine Orange reports.

French court advises man's sex with 11-year-old be regarded as rape

Magistrates presiding the trial of a 29-year-old man on charges of 'sexual abuse' for having sex with an 11-year-old girl he said consented to their relationship have halted the hearings and adsvised that the case should be reconsidered as rape becauss of the girl's age and the circumstances of the events.

France closes case over murders in Paris of Kurdish militants

Following the death of the suspect who was due to stand trial this month for the fatal shootings of three women in the Paris Kurdish Information Centre four years ago, all court proceedings have now been closed.

French parents jailed for murder of three-year-old son in washing machine

The father was given 30 years in jail for placing the boy in the machine and switching it on, the mother 12 years for aiding and abetting murder.

French rail companny SNCF pays out after delays cost commuter's job

A French court has ordered  national rail company SNCF to pay 1,500 euros in compensation to a commuter who lost her job because of delays.

French man sues Google Views over photo of him peeing in front yard

A French man sues Google over a photo on its Street View application showing him urinating in his front yard, making him the village laughing stock.