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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Mexico 22 March 2007 Superior Court of Justice, Toluca [Appellate Court] (Barcel S.A. de C.V. v. Steve Kliff)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/070322m1.html]

Primary source(s) of information for case presentation: Alejandro Osuna

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 20070322 (22 March 2007)

JURISDICTION: Mexico

TRIBUNAL: Superior Court of Justice, Toluca [Appellate Court] (Second Regional Chamber)

JUDGE(S): Julieta Maria Elena Anguas Carrasco, Sara Deyanira Perez Olivares and Armando Hernandez Suarez

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 918/2006

CASE NAME: Barcel, S.A. de C.V. v. Steve Kliff

CASE HISTORY: 1st instance Juzgado Primero Civil de Primera Instancia del Distrito Judicial de Lerma de Villada 3 October 2006; 2d instance reversed by the Superior Court of Justice, Second Panel on 21 November 2006; 3d instance on 13 March 2007 Second Panel for Civil Matters of the Second Circuit [Federal Court of Appeals] remanded the case to the Second Panel for Civil Matters to issue new decision. For related U.S. proceeding, see Grace Label, Inc. v. Steve Kliff et al, 355 F.Supp.2d 965 (25 January 2005)

SELLER'S COUNTRY: United States (defendant)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Mexico (plaintiff)

GOODS INVOLVED: Trading cards


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Yes. On remand from the Federal Circuit Court, the Second Panel of the Superior Court of Justice concluded that article 383 of the Mexican Commerce Code and Articles 38 and 39 of the CISG were analogous provisions, and that buyer’s failure to provide notice had caused Barcel to lose the right to obtain damages.

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 38 ; 39

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

38A [Buyer’s obligation to examine goods: time for examining goods];

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

Descriptors: Examination of goods ; Lack of conformity notice, timeliness

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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

Spanish: CISG-Spain and Latin America database <http://www.uc3m.es/uc3m/dpto/PR/dppr03/cisg/rmexi9.htm>

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (Spanish): Click here for Spanish text; see also CISG-Spain and Latin America database <http://www.uc3m.es/uc3m/dpto/PR/dppr03/cisg/smexi9.htm>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

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