Louis Renault, founder of the famous French car manufacturer Renaultis known to have been accused of collaborating with the Nazis and died in prison in 1944. The company was nationalized in 1945. And now the heirs of Louis Renault are trying to legally obtain monetary compensation and whitewash the name of their so cruelly punished ancestor.
After the entry into force of the law on the possibility of challenging the constitutionality of decisions of authorities in France, the grandchildren of Louis Renault filed a lawsuit in court, the basis for the claim was the fact that Renault was never convicted. But at this stage, the Paris Court rejected their claims, stating that such claims should be considered in an administrative court. The decision will be appealed in the near future, most likely the trial will take a long time.
Monetary compensation, which should additionally “sweeten” the cleansing of family honor and dignity, is declared in the amount of at least 100 million euros (127 million US dollars).