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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Netherlands 6 May 1993 District Court Roermond (Gruppo IMAR v. Protech Horst)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/930506n1.html]

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


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19930506 (6 May 1993)

JURISDICTION: Netherlands

TRIBUNAL: Rb Roermond [Rb = Arrondissementsrechtbank = District Court]

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 920159

CASE NAME: Gruppo IMAR S.p.A. v. Protech Horst

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Italy (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Netherlands (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Electric kettles


Classification of issues present

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

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 4 ; 7 ; 39(1) ; 58 ; 74 ; 78

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

4B [Issues covered and excluded (issues excluded): set-off];

7C23 [Gap-filling by domestic law: set-off];

39A2 [Requirement to notify seller of lack of conformity: buyer must notify seller within reasonable time];

58A [Time for payment: buyer to pay when goods placed at buyer's disposition];

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

78B [Interest on delay in receiving price: rate of interest]

Descriptors: Scope of Convention ; Gap-filling ; Set-off ; Lack of conformity notice, timeliness ; Damages ; Currency issues ; Price ; Interest

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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=94&step=Abstract>

Italian: Diritto del Commercio Internazionale (1995) 450-451 No. 69

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (Dutch): Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=94&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: Ferrari, International Legal Forum (4/1998) 138-255 [226 n.792 (scope of CISG: set-off issues), 238 n.920 (notice of lack of conformity), 253 n.1079 (interest issues)]; Honnold, Uniform Law for International Sales (1999) 280 [Art. 39(1)(timeliness of notice)], 448 [Art. 74 (damages based on currency devaluation)]; Koneru, 6 Minnesota Journal of Global Trade (1997) 105 [134-135 n. 129] [interest issues]; Kizer, 65 University of Chicago Law Review (1998) 1279-1306 [comments on interest rulings in this case and other cases]; Thiele, 2 Vindobono Journal (1998) 3-35, citing this case [n.59 (cited as 5 June 1993)] and 42 other interest rulings; 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; Perales, 6:2 Vindobona Journal (2002) 217-228, n.17 [set-off]; Liu Chengwei, Recovery of interest (November 2003) n.113; 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); [2005] Schlechtriem & Schwenzer ed., Commentary on UN Convention on International Sale of Goods, 2d (English) ed., Oxford University Press, Art. 74 para. 17; CISG-AC advisory opinion on Calculation of Damages under CISG Article 74 [Spring 2006] n.46 (related cases cited in addendum to opinion)

Spanish: Perales, Cuadernos Jurídicos 3 (1996) No. 43, 5 [7 n. 29, 9 n. 48] [commentary on Article 78: determination of rate of interest under the CISG (review of case law)]

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