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Germany 22 May 1992 District Court Mönchengladbach (Clothing case)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/920522g1.html]

Primary source(s) for case presentation: CISG online case overview; case commentary


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19920522 (22 May 1992)

JURISDICTION: Germany

TRIBUNAL: LG Mönchengladbach [LG = Landgericht = District Court]

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 7 O 80/91

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

CASE HISTORY: 2nd instance OLG Düsseldorf 12 March 1993 [affirming]

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Italy (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Germany (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Clothing


Case abstract

Prepared by Camilla Andersen for commentary on notice issues under Article 39(1)

"A notice of one month was found to be untimely. 'Selbst wenn man der Beklagten eine Frist von 1 Woche für die Untersuchung und eine Frist von einer weiteren Woche für die Absendung der Mängelrüge zubilligen wollte, wäre die mit Schreiben vom 7. (November) 1989 erhobene Mängelrüge auch für die Lieferung vom 6. Oktober 1989 nicht mehr rechtzeitig.' " Andersen, Pace Review of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1998) 114 n.175. The Court "had generally pronounced . . . that notice regarding non-conforming textiles should have been given approximately two weeks after delivery, allowing one week for examination and one week for giving notice." Id. at 114.

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Classification of issues present

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

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 8 ; 29 ; 38(1) ; 39(1) ; 53 ; 59 ; 78

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

Unavailable

Descriptors: 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

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CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): cisg-online.ch <http://www.cisg-online.ch/cisg/urteile/56.htm>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: For a survey of close to 100 judicial and arbitral rulings on Article 39(1), Go to the 1998 Pace essay on this subject by Camilla Baasch Andersen; CISG-AC advisory opinion on Examination of the Goods and Notice of Non-Conformity [7 June 2004] (this case and related cases cited in addendum to opinion); Article 78 and rate of interest: Mazzotta, Endless disagreement among commentators, much less among courts (2004) [citing this case and 275 other court and arbitral rulings]; [2005] Schlechtriem & Schwenzer ed., Commentary on UN Convention on International Sale of Goods, 2d (English) ed., Oxford University Press, Art. 8 paras. 4, 36, 38

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