Following a road traffic accident, the driver of the car was sued before a Criminal Court. His insurer requested and obtained from the Court of Appeal that the insurance contract be declared null and void because the driver had made a false statement regarding the absence of previous suspensions of his driving licence. The court then jointly and severally ordered the driver and the Guarantee Fund of Compulsory Damage Insurances to pay damages to the victim of the accident but also to bear the court costs. The French Supreme Court quashed this decision and held that court costs were not covered by the Guarantee Fund of Compulsory Damage Insurances.

Cour de Cassation, Civ. 2, 16 June 2011