Monaco Supreme Court rejects Claude Palmero’s action against Prince Albert II

After being forced into early retirement over the so-called “Rock Files”, Claude Palmero’s attempt to have his dismissal reversed and compensation paid by the Palace has been rejected by Monaco’s highest court.

On 14th July, Prince Albert’s former ally in charge of managing the Palace’s assets, Claude Palmero, filed a request before the Supreme Court of Monaco seeking an annulment of the order of his dismissal, as well as compensation.

On Monday, the Parisian communications agency of the Prince’s Palace reportedly released an extract from the order of the Supreme Court to the press.

“Mr. Claude Palmero contests before the Supreme Court of Monaco the dismissal of his functions as Administrator of the property of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and asks the Prince to pay compensation of one million euros,” reads the extract, as reported by Monaco Matin. “He also requested a stay of execution of the decisions of June 6 and 9, 2023 relating to his dismissal.

“By a decision of September 5, 2023, the Court, ruling in summary proceedings, rejected the request for suspension of execution presented by Mr. Palmero on the grounds that these decisions which relate to the organisation and functioning of the Sovereign House and are not detachable from the person of the Sovereign Prince, escape the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court”.

Claude Palmero’s lawyer, Marie-Alix Canu-Bernard, has not responded to local media requests for comment.

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