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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Germany 9 July 1992 District Court Düsseldorf (Key press case)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/920709g1.html]

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


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19920709 (9 July 1992)

JURISDICTION: Germany

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

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 31 O 223/91

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

CASE HISTORY: 2d instance OLG Düsseldorf 18 November 1993 [reversed LG ruling]; 3d instance BGH (Supreme Court) 15 February 1995 [affirmed LG ruling]; see also OLG Düsseldorf 7 March 1996 [settlement]

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Germany (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Switzerland (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Key press (stamping machine)


Classification of issues present

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

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 49(1)(a) ; 80 [Also cited: Articles 2 ; 6 ; 53 ; 71 ; 72 ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

49A1 [Buyer's right to avoid contract (grounds for avoidance): fundamental breach of contract];

80A [Failure of performance caused by other party: loss of rights]

Descriptors: Avoidance ; Failure of performance, other party

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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

English: Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=171&step=Abstract>

Italian: Diritto del Commercio Internazionale (1997) 720-721 No. 128

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): cisg-online.ch <http://www.cisg-online.ch/cisg/urteile/42.htm>; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=171&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: [2005] Schlechtriem & Schwenzer ed., Commentary on UN Convention on International Sale of Goods, 2d (English) ed., Oxford University Press, Art. 80 para. 3

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