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Canada 4 May 2004 Court of Appeal of Manitoba (Brown & Root v. Aerotech et al)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/040504c4.html]

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

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 20040504 (4 May 2004)

JURISDICTION: Canada

TRIBUNAL: Court of Appeal of Manitoba

JUDGE(S): Scott C.J.M, Twaddle and Steel JJ.A. (opinion by Scott and Steel)

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: Al03-30-05461

CASE NAME: Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc v. Aerotech Herman Nelson Inc. and Paul R. Sigurdson

CASE HISTORY: 1st instance Court of Queens Bench of Manitoba 20 September 2002 [affirmed]

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Canada (defendant)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: United States (plaintiff)

GOODS INVOLVED: Heaters for military tents


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: CISG issues pleaded by the defendant are referred to in the lower court ruling. This court refers to the CISG (in conjunction with a reference to The Sale of Goods Act) in one paragraph of its opinion, but it is difficult to tell whether the court applied the CISG.

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 25 ; 39 ; 49

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

25A [Definition of fundamental breach];

39A [Requirement to notify seller of lack of conformity: buyer must notify seller within reasonable time];

49B1 [Buyer's right to avoid contract (buyer's loss of right to declare avoidance after delivery): failure to avoid within periods specified in art. 49(2)(a) and (b)]

Descriptors: Fundamental breach ; avoidance ; Lack of conformity notice, timeliness

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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=1009&step=Abstract>

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (English): CISG-Canada website <http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/cisg/cases/Brown-Root-Appeal>; 2004 MBQB 229 (CanLII); see Canadian Legal Information Institute <http://www.canlii.org/mb/cas/mbca/2004/2004mbca63.html>; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=1009&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: Mazzacano, "Brown & Root Services v. Aerotech Herman Nelson: The Continuing Plight of the UN Sales Convention in Canada" (January 2005); Mazzacano, Canadian Jurisprudence and the Uniform Application of the CISG (August 2005) ch. 8

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