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Germany 24 September 2014 Federal Supreme Court (Tools case)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/140924g1.html]

Primary source(s) of information for case presentation: CISG-online.ch website

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 20140924 (24 September 2014)

JURISDICTION: Germany

TRIBUNAL: Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court]

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: VIII ZR 394/12

CASE NAME: German case citations do not identify parties to proceedings

CASE HISTORY: 2nd Instance OLG Zweibrücken, 29 October 2012

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Hungary (Claimant)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Germany (Respondent)

GOODS INVOLVED: Tools


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Yes

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 1 ; 4 ; 7 ; 25 ; 35 ; 39 ; 40 ; 45 ; 46 ; 47 ; 48 ; 49 ; 53 ; 58 ; 72 ; 74 ; 81 ; 84 ; 88 [Also cited: Articles 3 ; 26 ; 29 ; 71 ; 77 ; 80 ; 82 ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

1B1 [Parties in different Contracting States (art. 1(1)(a))];

4B [Issues excluded];

4B1 [Validity under domestic law];

7A [Principles of interpretation];

7A1 [International character (art. 7(1))];

7A2 [Uniformity in application of convention];

25A [Effect of a fundamental breach];

35A [Quality, quantity and description required by contract (art. 35(1))];

35B1 [Fitness for purposes for goods of same description (art. 35(2)(a))];

35B2 [Fitness for particular purpose made known to seller (art. 35(2)(b))];

39A [Buyer must notify seller within reasonable time (art. 39(1))];

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

45A [Summary of buyer's remedies for breach by seller (art. 45(1))];

45B [Remedies under articles 46-52 do not bar damages (art. 45(2))];

46B [Requiring delivery of substitute goods:

46B1 Remedy available only for fundamental breach (art. 46(2))];

46C [Right to require repair of non-conforming goods (art. 46(3))];

47A [Buyer's right to fix additional period for performance];

48A [Seller's right to remedy any failure to perform];

49A1 [Fundamental breach of contract (art. 49(1)(a))];

49A21 [Within additional period set under art. 47 (art. 49(1)(b))];

49B1 [Failure to avoid within periods specified in art. 49(2)(a)&(b)];

53A [Obligation to pay price of goods (see arts. 54-59)];

58A [Buyer to pay when goods placed at buyer's disposition (art. 58(1))];

72A2 [Other party may declare avoidance (art. 72(1))];

74A [Loss suffered as consequence of breach];

81A [Obligations of both parties under Convention];

81C [Restitution by each party of benefits received (art. 81(2))];

84B [Buyer must account to seller for benefits from goods (art. 84(2))];

88C [Right to retain reasonable expenses from proceeds of sale (art. 88(3))]

Descriptors: Application of Convention ; Avoidance ; Conformity of goods ; Consequential damages ; Damages ; Delivery ; Examination of goods ; Failure of performance, other party ; Fundamental breach ; Internationality ; Lack of conformity notice, timeliness ; Nachfrist ; Reasonableness ; Uniformity

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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 (German): CISG-online.ch website <http://globalsaleslaw.org/content/api/cisg/urteile/2545.pdf>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

Unavailable

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