In a settlement of a longstanding legal case brought against it by the US Department of Justice, French cement producer Lafarge has accepted a 790-million-euro fine after it pleaded guilty to paying terrorist groups in Syria, and notably the so-called Islamic State group, millions of euros in order to maintain operations of its factory in the country in 2013 and 2014.
A Paris court has ordered maverick far-right polemicist Eric Zemmour to pay a fine of 10,000 euros after finding him guilty of hate speech during a television appearance when he described unaccompanied migrant children as "thieves", "rapists" and "murderers".
France's Council of State, the country's highest administrative court, on Wednesday fined the government 10 milion euros for its failure to take appropriate measures to combat air pollution which, according to some estimates, causes around 40,000 premature deaths every year.
A French competition wtachdog has found US tech giant Apple guilty of unfairly agreeing prices for sales of its wares in France with certain wholesalers, to the detriment of others, and fined the company 1.1 billion euros.
US tech company Apple has been fined 25 million euros by a French competition watchdog for failing to tell iPhone users that a software update throttled the performance of older iPhones, a problem that could be fixed by replacing the battery but which may have encouraged some to replace their smartphone for a new device.
The French ecological transition ministry said it traced the plastic waste to a brokerage firm in southern France which, after Malaysia this summer returned the illegal consigment, it fined 192,000 euros before referring the company to the justice authorities .
French cosmetics group L'Oreal announced on Friday it had reached a settlement with France's tax authorities to pay around 320 million euros in a correction of tax returns made by three of its subsidiaries between 2014 and 2018.
A Paris court has ordered Swiss bank UBS to pay a record fine of 3.7 billion euros and another 800 million euros in compensation to the French government after it was found guilty of laundering money for its wealthy clients in France in order for them to evade due tax payments.
Qatari-owned football club Paris-Saint Germain has been fined 100,000 euros by the French Professional Football League (LFP) following Mediapart's revelations of its practice of demanding talent scouts to report on the ethnic origins of potential young recruits.
France's data privacy watchdog, the CNIL, on Monday announced it has brought a 50-million-euro fin against US technology and internet search engine giant Google for breaching the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation.
The French economy ministry has filed action in a Paris commercial court demanding a 10-million-euro fine against internet retail giant Amazon which it accuses of using its dominant position to impose allegedly unfair contracts with vendors using the platform.
Former conservative French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot, who has become a television talk show personality in France since leaving office, has been ordered by a Paris court to pay 10,000 euros in damages to Spanish tennisman Rafael Nadal, and was handed a suspended fine of 500 euros, after it found her public claim that he used doping drugs was unfounded.
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