action au fond / en référé

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by fabienbbo, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. fabienbbo Member

    French
    In France when your bring an action against someone you can chose

    une action au fond
    une action en référé

    The "action en référé" called summary proceedings is a special emergency procedure to prevent imminent prejudice, or illicit activities

    Pour "saisir un Tribunal en référé" I woul say to submit a matter to summary proceedings.

    The "action au fonds" is the normal process for the law suit

    But how to say "une action au fond"
     
  2. Keith Bradford

    Keith Bradford Senior Member

    Brittany, NW France
    English (Midlands UK)
    Its a full hearing (of the merits of the case).
     
  3. fabienbbo Member

    French
    So you would say a full referral?
     
  4. Keith Bradford

    Keith Bradford Senior Member

    Brittany, NW France
    English (Midlands UK)
    Rather:
    "ask for a full hearing (of the merits) of the case" (ce que fait le plaignant)
    "refer the case for a full hearing" (ce que fait le juge).
     
  5. fabienbbo Member

    French
    Thank you Keith
     
  6. tellect Senior Member

    France
    French
    Entre autres possibilités :

    "Engager une action au fond" = "To institute substantive proceedings"

    "Engager une action en référé" = "To start interim proceedings"
     
  7. chuann6

    chuann6 Senior Member

    New Delhi
    English India
    I've been going through this thread and I'm wondering also about a "demande au fond"? Wuuld that be a request for full hearing on the merits of the case? Thank you for the feedback...:))
     
  8. fabienbbo Member

    French
    a little bit late thank you all
     
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