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Any time I think litigation in OUR country is fucked, I end up seeing a story like this.


Bus firm takes car sharers to court

Kim Willsher in Paris
Monday July 11, 2005
The Guardian

They might have been congratulated for their "green" efforts in an area of heavy air pollution.

Instead a group of French cleaning ladies who organised a car-sharing scheme to get to work are being taken to court by a coach company which accuses them of "an act of unfair and parasitical competition".

The women, who live in Moselle and work five days a week at EU offices in Luxembourg, are being taken to court by Transports Schiocchet Excursions, which runs a service along the route. It wants the women to be fined and their cars confiscated.


Jul. 12th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
wow, that lawsuit makes absolutely no legal sense.
unless there is some part of context for the case that is not being included. but I can't even imagine anything that would make it make sense.
Jul. 12th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
Not really. I think the bus line has an exclusive contract to provide bussing, but nothing that I'm aware of that should cover a carpool.