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Press: New cases interrupting the limitation period

Jan 6, 2020

Article 65, paragraph 1, of the law of 29 July 1881 on the freedom of the press provides for a limitation period of three months as an exception to ordinary law. This period runs for the entire duration of the proceedings and requires that a period of more than three months should not elapse between two interruptive acts.

In this sense, “the act of prior notification of a decision of cassation by the lawyer of the plaintiff to the lawyer of the opposing party, pursuant to Article 678 of the Code of Civil Procedure, and the act of notification of that decision are prosecution acts which interrupt the limitation period“.

Civ. 1, October 10, 2019, n°18-23.026