Amazon To Be Fined €4 Million in France

The Paris Commercial Court ordered two branches of the American company Amazon to pay a fine of €4 million for concluding contracts that don’t meet the trade code with participants in its electronic trading platform.

This was announced on Wednesday by the Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and Anti-Fraud (DGCCRF), which conducted the investigation.

“The court sentenced two companies of the Amazon group (Amazon Services Europe and Amazon France services) to change several paragraphs of the general terms and conditions of the use of the trading platform and to pay a fine of €4 million within six months,” the organization said in a statement. “These changes will help balance the commercial relationship between Amazon and often the small companies that sell their products on this site.”  Read more...

The Court Shared the Inheritance under the Law of 1925

The reason for the trial was the sudden death of 79-year-old John and 69-year-old Ann Scarle, who had children from previous marriages, reports The Telegraph. In October 2016, the couple was found dead in their private home in Essex, a few days after the 26th wedding anniversary. John’s body was found in the living room, and Ann in the bathroom. They lay there for at least several days. Due to the temperature difference in the rooms, the experts were not able to establish the exact time and also the specific date of death of each spouse. An autopsy showed that both suffered from diseases that could be fatal at their age. Hypothermia was declared the official cause of death. ”  Read more...