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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Belgium 22 May 2002 District Court Hasselt (R.B.V. NV. v. J.V. BV)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/020522b1.html]

Primary source(s) of information for case presentation: CISG-Belgium database of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 20020522 (22 May 2002)

JURISDICTION: Belgium

TRIBUNAL: Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt

JUDGE(S): P. Vanhelmont, H. Eraly, P. Driesen

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: A.R. 01/1710

CASE NAME: R.V.V. NV v. J.V. BV

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Belgium (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Netherlands (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Packaging for vegetables


Case outline

Reproduced with permission from CISG-Belgium database of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Price: all means of proof possible; judge may maintain own rules of evidence, e.g., more weight to documentary evidence

Price increase: party that avers price increase not possible due to contract: has to prove

Interest: on basis of CISG, even if not provided for in contract

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Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Yes

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 11 ; 33 ; 74 ; 78

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

11A [Writing or other formality for conclusion of contract];

33A [Time for delivery: on date fixed by or determinable by contract];

74A [General rules for measuring damages];

78A [Interest on delay in receiving price or any other sum in arrears]

Descriptors: Formal requirements ; Delivery ; Damages ; Burden of proof ; Interest

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Editorial remarks

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Citations to case abstracts, texts, and commentaries

CITATIONS TO ABSTRACTS OF DECISION

(a) UNCITRAL abstract: Unavailable

(b) Other abstracts

Unavailable

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (Dutch): CISG Belgium database of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven <http://www.law.kuleuven.ac.be/ipr/eng/cases/2002-05-22.html>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: Article 78 and rate of interest: Mazzotta, Endless disagreement among commentators, much less among courts (2004) [citing this case and 275 other court and arbitral rulings]; [2005] Schlechtriem & Schwenzer ed., Commentary on UN Convention on International Sale of Goods, 2d (English) ed., Oxford University Press, Art. 11 para. 13

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