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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Canada 26 January 2000 Ontario Court of Appeal (Nova Tool v. London Industries)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/000126c4.html]

Primary source(s) of information for case presentation: CISG Canada website

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISIONS: 20000126 (26 January 2000)

JURISDICTION: Canada

TRIBUNAL: Ontario Court of Appeal

JUDGE(S): G. O. Finlayson, M. J. Moldaver, S. T. Goudge

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: C31315

CASE NAME: Nova Tool & Mold Inc. v. London Industries Inc.

CASE HISTORY: 1st instance Ontario Court, General Division 16 December 1998 [affirmed in major part (damages reduced)]

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Canada (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: U.S.A. (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Molds used in manufacture of automobiles


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Presumably, Yes [Article 1(1)(a)]

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles Articles 4 ; 35(1) ; 74 ; 77

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

4B [Issues covered and excluded: set-off]

35A ; 35B [Conformity of goods: quality, quantity and description required by contract; Requirements implied by law];

74A [General rules for measuring damages: loss suffered as consequence of breach];

77A [Obligation to take reasonable measures to mitigate damages]

Descriptors: Conformity of goods ; Damages ; Mitigation of loss ; Scope of Convention ; Set-off

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Editorial remarks

EDITOR: Albert H. Kritzer

In the lower court's opinion, the only mention of the CISG is in the court's reference to specified provisions of the CISG on which the buyer relied. That opinion, which cites only Canadian domestic case law and doctrine, contains no other mention of the CISG. This appellate opinion is to the same effect.

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Citations to case abstracts, texts, and commentaries

CITATIONS TO ABSTRACTS OF DECISION

(a) UNCITRAL abstract: Unavailable

(b) Other abstracts

English: Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=847&step=Abstract>

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (English): CISG-Canada website; [2000] O.J. No. 307; 2000 Ont. C.A. LEXIS 60; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=847&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: Saidov, Damages under the CISG (December 2001) n.249; Mazzacano, Canadian Jurisprudence and the Uniform Application of the CISG (August 2005) ch. 3; Schwenzer & Fountoulakis ed., International Sales Law, Routledge-Cavendish (2007) at p. 552

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