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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Netherlands 27 November 1991 Appellate Court 's-Hertogenbosch (De Vos en Zonen v. Reto Recycling)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/911127n1.html]

Primary source(s) for case presentation: F. De Ly; Michael R. Will; Unilex abstract


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19911127 (27 November 1991)

JURISDICTION: Netherlands

TRIBUNAL: Hof 's-Hertogenbosch [Hof = Gerechtshof = District Appeal Court]

JUDGE(S): Wachter, Schlingemann-Vermeulen, De Vos

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 981/90

CASE NAME: De Vos en Zonen BV v. Reto Recycling GmbH

CASE HISTORY: 1st instance Rb Breda 13 November 1990 [affirmed]

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Germany (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Netherlands (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Granulator


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: No [Articles 99 and 100(2)] [ULIS was applied in an analogous manner]

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Article 74

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

74A [Damages (general rules for measuring): loss suffered as consequence of breach]

Descriptors: Damages

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Editorial remarks

EDITORS: Franco Ferrari and Albert H. Kritzer

CISG issues ruled upon:

This is an appeal of a ruling of the Rb (District Court) Breda 11 November 1990. The ruling of the District Court was affirmed.

The case involved a contract between a seller (Germany) and a buyer (Netherlands) concluded prior to the date the CISG entered into force in either country. The CISG was held inapplicable. ULIS was applied.

Damages. ULIS Article 82 is among the provisions interpreted (ULIS Article 82 is substantively identical to CISG Article 74). Citing an opinion of the Hoge Raad (Supreme Court) dated 13 September 1991 (RvdW 1991), 197) for the proposition that "The Uniform Law is based on the principle of complete damages", the court allowed seller "the extrajudicial charges of collection". The court stated, "The necessity for making these expenses is not disputed sufficiently by [buyer]. Taking into consideration the size of [seller's] claim, the amount also is not unreasonable."

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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=96&step=Abstract>

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (Dutch): Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht (NIPR) 1992 No. 228 [337-338]; Unilex database [excerpt] <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=96&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

Dutch: van der Velden, Weekblad voor privaatrecht, notariaat en registratie (WPNR) 1994, 546 [547]

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