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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Germany 1 December 1993 District Court Memmingen (Granite stones case)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/931201g2.html]

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


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19931201 (1 December 1993)

JURISDICTION: Germany

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

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 2 H O 1434/92

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

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: France (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Germany (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Granite stones


Classification of issues present

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

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 3(1) ; 11 ; 78 [Also cited: Articles 14(1) ; 18(1) ; 53 ; 74 ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

3A [Scope of CISG: goods to be manufactured];

11B [Formal requirements: proof of contract by any means, including witnesses (domestic law as to probative value of evidence)];

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

Descriptors: Scope of Convention ; Formal requirements ; 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=113&step=Abstract>

German: Die deutsche Rechtsprechung auf dem Gebiete des internationalen Privatrechts im Jahre (IPRspr) 1993 No. 161, 359

Italian: Diritto del Commercio Internazionale (1995) 453-454 No. 75

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): cisg-online.ch <http://www.cisg-online.ch/cisg/urteile/73.htm>; Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 1995, 251-252; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=113&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: Ferrari, International Legal Forum (4/1998) 138-255 [188 n.429 (analysis of Art. 3(1))]; Curran, 15 Journal of Law and Commerce (1995) 175-199 [192-195] [English summary of comments by Witz cited below]; Bernstein & Lookofsky, Understanding the CISG in Europe, 2d ed., Kluwer (2003) § 2-12 n.193; Article 78 and rate of interest: Mazzotta, Endless disagreement among commentators, much less among courts (2004) [citing this case and 275 other court and arbitral rulings]; [2005] Schlechtriem & Schwenzer ed., Commentary on UN Convention on International Sale of Goods, 2d (English) ed., Oxford University Press, Art. 11 para. 12 Art. 74 para. 16

French: Witz, Les premières applications jurisprudentielles du droit uniforme de la vente internationale (L.G.D.J., Paris 1995) 53-54, 73 n.51

German: Ranker, Praxis des internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 1995 No. 4, 236-238

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