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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Germany 4 May 1994 Lower Court Charlottenburg (Shoes case) [translation available (with presentation of LG Berlin appellate ruling)]
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/940504g1.html]

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISIONS: 19940504 (4 May 1994)

JURISDICTION: Germany

TRIBUNAL: AG Charlottenburg [AG = Amtsgericht = Petty District Court]

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 7b C 34/94

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

CASE HISTORY: 2nd instance LG Berlin 15 September 1994 [affirming]

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Italy (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Germany (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Shoes


Classification of issues present

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

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issues: Articles: 25 ; 26 ; 35 ; 39 ; 49 ; 77 ; 79 ; 82 ; 84(2) [Also cited: Article 74 ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

25A [Effect of fundamental breach: avoidance of contract];

26A [Notification of avoidance: effective declaration of avoidance];

35B [Conformity of goods to contract (requirements imposed by law): fitness for ordinary use; conformity to a model];

39A [Requirement to notify seller of lack of conformity: buyer must notify seller within reasonable time specifying nature of non-conformity];

49A [Buyer's right to avoid contract (grounds for avoidance): fundamental breach of contract];

77A [Obligation to take reasonable measures to mitigate damages: announcement to try to resell goods an attempt to mitigate damages, not a waiver of right to rely on lack of conformity];

79A ; 79E [Impediment excusing party from damages; Notice of impediment];

82A [Buyer would have right to avoid contract except inability to return goods];

84B1 [Buyer must account to seller for benefits from goods when required to make restitution of goods]

Descriptors: Fundamental breach ; Avoidance ; Conformity of goods ; Notice of lack of conformity, timeliness ; Notice of lack of conformity, specificity ; Mitigation of loss ; Exemptions or impediments ; Restitution

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CITATIONS TO ABSTRACTS OF DECISION

(a) UNCITRAL abstracts: Unavailable

(b) Other abstracts

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CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): cisg-online.ch <http://www.cisg-online.ch/cisg/urteile/386.htm>

Translation (English): Text presented with LG Berlin 15 September 1994

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

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