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A Paris appeal court has ruled that the death from heart failure of a railway construction technician after a sexual encounter while on assignement in central France was a workplace accident, a classification that entitles his family to long-term compensation of what would have been his future income.
François Ozon’s film Grace a Dieu (By the Grace of God), which tells the real-life story of how Catholic priest Bernard Preynat sexually abused young scouts the 1980s and early 1990s, opened in French cinema theatres on Wednesday after a Paris court ruled against a last-minute attempt by Preynat, who has yet to be tried, to halt its distribution, and also against a demand by a psychologist and member of the Lyon diocese that her name should be removed.
French environment minister Nicolas Hulot has applauded a Californian court judgment which found agrochemical giant Monsanto did not warn of the serious health risks of using its herbicide Roundup, ordering it to pay nearly $290 million to a school groundskeeper who developed terminal cancer after using the product, adding that he hoped the ruling 'corrects the indifference of politicians' over the dangers of the weedkiller's key compound glyphosate.
A French court on Fiday ordered that property belonging to the late rock star Johnny Hallyday and future royalty payments on sales of his music are frozen pending a ruling on a challenge brought by his elder children to his will, in which he left all his assets, speculated to be worth up to 100 million euros, to his fourth wife and their two young adopted daughters.
A Paris court has refused a public prosecutor's demand that the latest issue of French weekly Paris Match be withdrawn from sale over its publication of gruesome CCTV images of the 2016 Bastille Day terrorist attack in Nice when a truck ploughed into seafront crowds, killing 86 and injuring hundreds more, but has ordered the magazine not to republish the photos.
The court ruled that the mother's IVF treatment in Belgium violated French law which bans medically assisted procreation for homosexuals.
The court ruled against ending the life of a 38-year-old quadriplegic for five years in a vegetative state and whose family are divided over his fate.