Non-Smokers' Rights Association v. Pitt

The Non-Smokers' Rights Association (DNF) requested 50,000 Euros in damages because a casino and its directors failed to comply with smoke-free laws requiring posting no smoking signs and providing specific ventilation systems for smoking areas. The directors argued that they should not be held personally liable because they did not violate smoke-free rules as individuals and that the casino should indemnify them. The court held that the casino's failure to comply with smoke free measures constituted a danger and nuisance to the casino's non-smoking clientele and employees, but decreased the fine to 10,000 Euros because the casino provided important work and because a change of law since the inception of the case would render compliance with the old law inappropriate. The court also held that the directors and casino's actions were inseparable and separate damages accordingly could not be imposed.


Non-Smokers' Rights Association and the Federation of Employees and Executives CGT Force Ouvrière v. Pitt, Sionneau and the Seaside Operations Company of Nice, Case No. 06/06052, High Court - Nice (2007).

  • France
  • Jan 30, 2007
  • High Court - Nice



  • Non-Smokers' Rights Association
  • The Federation of Employees and Executives CGT Force Ouvrière


  • Jean-Charles Pitt
  • Patrick Sionneau
  • Seaside Operations Company of Nice

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