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Germany 1 December 1993 District Court Hannover (Shoes case)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/931201g1.html]

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


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19931201 (1 December 1993)

JURISDICTION: Germany

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

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 22 O 107/93

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: Shoes


Case abstract

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

In a case involving the sale of shoes, the District Court of Hannover accepts that the parties have agreed on a notice time-frame of 10 days. Andersen, Pace Review of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1998) 111.

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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 6 ; 38(1) ; 39(1) ; 59 ; 78 [Also cited: Articles 11 ; 14 ; 62 ; 74 ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

6A [Modification of Convention by contract] ;

38A [Buyer's obligation to examine goods: time for examining goods];

39A1 ; 39A2 [Requirement to notify seller of lack of conformity: buyer must notify seller within reasonable time (defined by contract); Buyer must specify nature of non-conformity];

59A ; 59B [Payment due at time fixed or determinable by contract or Convention; No need for request by seller or other formality];

78A ; 78B [Interest on delay in receiving price or any other sum in arrears; Rate of interest

Descriptors: Autonomy of parties ; Examination of goods ; Notice of lack of conformity, timeliness ; Notice of lack of conformity, specificity ; 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=167&step=Abstract>

Italian: Diritto del Commercio Internazionale (1997) 724-725 No. 133

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): cisg-online.ch <http://www.cisg-online.ch/cisg/urteile/244.htm>; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=167&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: Larry A. DiMatteo et al., 34 Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business (Winter 2004) 299-440 at nn.362, 389 (one of a number of decisions upholding the “enforceability of contract provisions altering the notice requirements of Article 39”), 393, 404 ("a notice merely stating that the goods are non-conforming is insufficient to excuse the buyer’s contractual performance"); 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. 39 paras. 7, 35 Art. 74 para. 20; Schwenzer & Fountoulakis ed., International Sales Law, Routledge-Cavendish (2007) at p. 316

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