Keyword: Versailles court

French court slashes SocGen trader Jérôme Kerviel's damages to bank

The Versailles appeal court ruled that Kerviel, who was previously ordered to pay back 4.9 billion euros he was accused of having cost the Société Générale in rogue trading in 2008, should now pay back just 1 million euros.

CENSORED! Mediapart told to remove so-called 'butler tapes' that sparked Bettencourt scandal


The court of appeal in Versailles has ruled that the secret recordings made by L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt's butler, first revealed by Mediapart and which showed evidence of money-laundering, tax evasion, influence-peddling and improper interference in judicial procedures, are an invasion of her privacy. This is despite the fact that the tapes were ruled as admissible in the ongoing judicial investigation into the affair. Mediapart has announced it will appeal. Michel Deléan reports.