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French Court Blocks Insider Trading Trial of Airbus Figures

Mar 19, 2015 - The New York Times

PARIS -- A French court on Wednesday blocked an insider trading trial of seven current and former executives of the Airbus Group, as well as two of its former shareholders, arguing that the defendants had already been cleared by stock market regulators, making any further prosecution of the case a violation of European double jeopardy rules.

The decision by France's Constitutional Council ends nearly a decade of legal battles that ensnared several stars of the European aviation world, inc...