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Wednesday, December 15, 2010


After three years of litigation that dominated French headlines and shook the government of President Nicolas Sarkozy, L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt and her daughter, Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers, have agreed to bury the hatchet.

In a move apparently intended to consolidate the family’s control over L’Oréal, the world’s leading cosmetics conglomerate, the two women announced via a joint communiqué on Monday that they were dropping the suits and countersuits that had divided them since December 2007.

[Read my complete article on the Vanity Fair website:]

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