Quick Dispute and Tacit Acceptance
When a disagreement regarding an invoice arises between businesses, it is crucial to dispute it promptly. If not done, the debtor’s silence may be interpreted as acceptance of the invoice
Proof of Sending and Tacit Acceptance
The creditor wanting to prove their debtor’s tacit acceptance of the invoice must provide evidence of sending the invoice, especially in cases where this point is disputed.
Importance of Proving Invoice Receipt
However, if the debtor disputes having received the invoice (even if the creditor can prove they sent it), the creditor must also prove the debtor’s actual receipt of the invoice. The Supreme Court has confirmed this interpretation (Cass., 8 November 1991, Pas., 1992, I, p. 192)
Proof of receipt, therefore, becomes an essential element in the event of a dispute.