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EBay Escapes French Suit Over Fake L'Oreal Items

Law360 (May 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A French court has ruled that eBay Inc. is not liable to L'Oreal SA for sales of counterfeit cosmetics on the auction site because it acts as a host rather than as a content publisher, a stark reversal from the more than $60 million in damages another French court awarded Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy SA in a similar case in 2008.

Paris' Tribunal de Grande Instance on Wednesday handed eBay its first French victory in a dispute over counterfeit luxury goods, rejecting L'Oreal's two-year-old bid for...
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