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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Austria 4 March 1993 District Court Graz (Chinchilla furs case)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/930304a3.html]

Primary source(s) for case presentation: Michael R. Will


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19930304 (4 March 1993)

JURISDICTION: Austria

TRIBUNAL: LGZ Graz [LGZ = Landesgericht für Zivilrechtssachen = District Court]

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 5 R 23/93

CASE NAME: Austrian case citations do not generally identify parties to proceedings

CASE HISTORY: 1st instance BG Leibnitz (4 C 2586/91 F) 27 October 1992 [CISG overlooked]; 3rd instance OGH (Supreme Court) 10 November 1994 [affirming]

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Germany (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Austria (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Chinchilla furs


Classification of issues present

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

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 8 ; 14(1) ; 55 ; 57(1)(a)

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

8B1 ; 8C [Intent: interpretation based on objective standards (understanding of reasonable person of same kind as other party); Interpretation in light of surrounding circumstances];

14A1 [Criteria for an offer (basic criterion: intention to be bound in case of acceptance): definiteness of key conditions];

55A [Open-price contracts: enforceability of agreements that do not make provision for the price];

57A [Place for payment: in absence of agreement, payment at seller's place of business]

Descriptors: Intent ; Offers ; Open-price contracts ; Payment, place of

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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): Unavailable

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: Pilar Perales Viscasillas in Ferrari, Flechtner & Brand ed., The Draft UNCITRAL Digest and Beyond, Sellier / Sweet & Maxwell (2004) 277

German: Posch, in Emptio-Venditio Internationes, Neumayer ed. (Basel 1997) 101-103

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