France: Conditions Governing the Admissibility of a Motion to Dismiss Based on Estoppel

10/26/2018

LAID DOWN BY THE PLENARY ASSEMBLY OF THE COUR DE CASSATION IN FEBRUARY 2009[1], THE PRINCIPLE OF ESTOPPEL ENSURES A CONSISTENCY IN LITIGANTS’ DISCUSSIONS BEFORE A COURT OF LAW AS IT PROHIBITS A PARTY TO CONTRADICTS ITSELF AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS.

SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR 2018, THE COUR DE CASSATION HAS DELIVERED NO LESS THAN SEVEN DECISIONS THAT FURTHER SPECIFY THE NATURE AND THE SCOPE OF THIS PRINCIPLE UNDER FRENCH LAW.

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