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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Germany 6 July 1994 District Court Frankfurt (Chocolate products case)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/940706g1.html]

Primary source(s) for case presentation: Michael R. Will


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19940706 (6 July 1994)

JURISDICTION: Germany

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

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 2/1 O 7/94

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

CASE HISTORY: 2d instance OLG Frankfurt 5 July 1995 [reversing]

SELLER'S COUNTRY: France (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Germany (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Chocolate products


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 ; 9(2)

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

4A [Scope of Convention (issues covered): burden of proof (derived from general principles)];

7C22 [Recourse to general principles on which Convention is based];

9B [Implied agreement on international usages: usage must be widely known and observed in international trade]

Descriptors: Scope of Convention ; Burden of proof ; General principles ; Usages and practices ; Commercial letters of confirmation

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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

Unavailable

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): cisg-online.ch <http://www.cisg-online.ch/cisg/urteile/257.htm> ; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=189&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: [2005] Schlechtriem & Schwenzer ed., Commentary on UN Convention on International Sale of Goods, 2d (English) ed., Oxford University Press, Art. 9 para. 18

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