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Criminal liability of a business owner in France as a result of non-compliance with EU rules on driving times for its drivers: a change in the law due to the wording of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 compared to the former Regulation (EEC) No 3820/85.

In respect of section 593 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure, which states that « decisions and judgements are ultimately declared invalid if they do not contain patterns or if their reasons are inadequate, » the Supreme Court quashed one appeal decision which held that the procedure was established by an employer, a haulier, who had not respected the provisions to ensure compliance by its employees in the proper use of tachographs, as required by Article 3 b of the French Ordinance No. 58-1310 of 23 December 1958 (OJ 25 December 1958, p.11810, now code on transportation, art. L.3315-6, al.2).

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A propos Thierry Granturco

Thierry Granturco est avocat aux Barreaux de Paris et de Bruxelles, spécialiste de droit du sport. Il est actif dans le milieu du football professionnel depuis plus de 20 ans après avoir lui-même joué à haut niveau à l'Olympique Lyonnais (OL).

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