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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal d’instance d’Épinal (France) lodged on 1 October 2018 — Cofidis SA v YU, ZT

(Case C-616/18)

Language of the case: French

Referring court

Tribunal d’instance d’Épinal

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Cofidis SA

Defendants: YU, ZT

Question referred

Does the protection guaranteed to consumers by Directive 2008/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 on credit agreements for consumers and repealing Council Directive 87/102/EEC 1 preclude a national provision which, in an action brought by a seller or supplier against a consumer on the basis of a credit agreement which they have concluded, prohibits the national court, on expiry of a limitation period of five years from the conclusion of the agreement, from finding and penalising, of its own motion or following an objection raised by the consumer, a failure to comply with the provisions relating to the obligation laid down in Article 8 of the directive to verify the creditworthiness of the consumer, a failure to comply with those of Article 10 et seq. of the directive relating to the information which must be included in a clear and concise manner in credit agreements, and, more generally, a failure to comply with all of the consumer-protection provisions set out in that directive?


1 OJ 2008 L 133, p. 66.