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United Kingdom 1 May 2012 The High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division [Commercial Court] (Kingspan Environmental Limited, Tyrrell Tanks Ltd, Rom Plastics Limitd, and Titan Enviornmental Ltd v. Borealis A/S and Borealis UK Ltd)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/120501uk.html]

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 20120501 (01 May 2012)

JURISDICTION: United Kingdom

TRIBUNAL: The High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division [Commercial Court]

JUDGE(S): Justice Christopher Clarke

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 2009 FOLIO 871

CASE NAME: Kingspan Environmental Limited, Tyrrell Tanks Ltd, Rom Plastics Limitd, and Titan Enviornmental Ltd v. Borealis A/S and Borealis UK Ltd

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Denmark

BUYER'S COUNTRY: United Kingdom

GOODS INVOLVED: Borecene (polymer used by claimants as the raw material with which to rotomould static tanks to hold bulk liquids)


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Yes [Article 1(1)(b)]

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 35 ; 36 ; 39 ; 40 [Also cited: Article 8 ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

8A [Intent of party making statement or engaging in conduct (art. 8(1))];

35A ; 35B2 [Quality, quantity and description required by contract (art. 35(1)); Fitness for particular purpose made known to seller (art. 35(2)(b))];

36A2 [Seller responsible when lack of conformity becomes apparent later];

39A1 ; 39A2 ; 39B ; 39B1 ; 39B2 [Specification of nature of non-conformity ; Within reasonable time (on dispatch of notice see art. 27); Cut-off period of two years (art. 39(2)); Starting point: actual handing over of goods ; Effect of time-limit: buyer loses right to rely on non-conformity]

40A [Seller fails to disclose known non-conformity]

Descriptors: Choice of Law; Conformity of Goods; Damages; Lack of Conformity Notice, Timeliness; Latent Defects; Misrepresentation; Reliance; Statute of Limitations

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CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (English): Network of the Presidents of the European Supreme Courts <http://network-presidents.eu/rpcsjue/>; see also CISG-online.ch database <http://www.globalsaleslaw.org/content/api/cisg/urteile/2407.pdf>

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