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Angels over the Cote d'Azur

Posted by ChristopherL-188542 - Created: 16 years ago
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Posted by ChristopherL-188542 - 15 years ago

Six months after having been helped by the angels, I have received a letter from the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Grasse advising me that the malfaiteur will be prosecuted on the 9th of December.

They offer me, as an aggrieved victim, the chance to become "partie civile" to the police action. They advise that I prepare a letter outlining my direct costs and a request for "dommages et interets". This sems to be a uniquely French way of getting your civil claim for damages to ride for free on the back of the criminal case. 

Has anyone ever done this?  Would you advise me to take the opportunity, or perhaps just leave it to take its course, having had a good break with the angels?

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Posted by Pervinca - 16 years ago

Thank you for telling us this heartening story, it made my day (tho' privately I wonder if it could happen where I live i n Nice). Maybe I'll make the move to Mandelieu.....


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Posted by MikeP-180526 - 16 years ago

Wonderful to hear such a heartening story, and congratulations on writing it so well and for sharing the experience.

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Posted by marcandjen-180991 - 16 years ago

Nice piece of writing. Glad to hear all worked out -- your story goes a long way to restoring faith in the local version of "the system."