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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Germany 16 September 1992 District Court Berlin (Children's shoes case)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/920916g1.html]

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


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19920916 (16 September 1992)

JURISDICTION: Germany

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

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 99 O 29/92

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

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Italy (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Germany (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Children's shoes


Case abstract

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

Judgment was entered in favor of seller where notice was given two months after delivery of shoes with easily discernible non-conformities. Andersen, Pace Review of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1998) 115.

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Classification of issues present

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

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 38(1) ; 39(1)

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

38A1 [Buyer's obligation to examine goods: as soon as practicable in the circumstances];

39A [Requirement to notify seller of lack of conformity: buyer must notify seller within reasonable time]

Descriptors: Examination of goods ; 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

English: Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=88&step=Abstract>

Italian: Diritto del Commercio Internazionale (1995) 443-444 No. 59

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): cisg-online.ch <http://www.cisg-online.ch/cisg/urteile/49.htm>; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=88&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: Curran, 15 Journal of Law and Commerce (1995) 175-199 [196-198] [English summary of comments by Witz cited below]; 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); Henschel, The Conformity of Goods in International Sales, Forlaget Thomson (2005) 156

French: Witz, Les premières applications jurisprudentielles du droit uniforme de la vente internationale (L.G.D.J., Paris: 1995) 89-91, 100

German: Piltz, Int. Kaufrecht (1993) 194 No. 59 = Neue Juristische Wochenschrift 1994, 1101 [1104 n.57]

Spanish: Piltz, La Ley (Buenos Aires: 5 September 1994) 1-4 n.40

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