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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Austria 2 July 1993 Supreme Court (Domestic lease case)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/930702a3.html]

Primary source(s) for case presentation: CISG-Austria website


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19930702 (2 July 1993)

JURISDICTION: Austria

TRIBUNAL: Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court]

JUDGE(S): Dr. Schubert (presiding judge), Dr. Schlosser, Dr. Schiemer, Dr. Gerstenecker, Dr. Rohrer

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 1 Ob 525/93

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

CASE HISTORY: 1st instance Bezirksgerichtes Wien (GZ 48 C 648/90-20) 12 May 1992; 2d instance Landesgericht Wien (GZ 48 R 692/92-23) 30 October 1992

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Austria (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Austria (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Case involved a domestic lease, not an international sale of goods.


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: No [obiter dicta reference]

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Article 13

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

13A [Telegram and telex as "writing"]

Descriptors: Writing, definitiion of

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Editorial remarks

The argument was advanced that as a telex is regarded as a writing in CISG Article 13, a telex should also be so regarded in a lease transaction. The court rejected the application by analogy of the CISG to a lease transaction.

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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=165&step=Abstract>

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): CISG-Austria website <http://www.cisg.at/1_52593.htm>; Juristische Blätter 1994, 119-121 [120]; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=165&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: Gillette/Walt, Sales Law Domestic and International (Foundation Press 1999) 49 n.39 [scope of CISG: lease]

German: Posch, in Emptio-Venditio Internationes, Neumayer ed. (Basel 1997) 91 n.12, 97; Rummel, Juristische Blätter (1994) 121

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