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Germany 5 March 1996 District Court Düsseldorf (Shoes case)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/960305g1.html]

Primary source(s) for case presentation: CISG online case overview; Unilex abstract


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19960305 (5 March 1996)

JURISDICTION: Germany

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

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 36 O 178/95

CASE NAME: Calzaturificio Piceno di Roberto Catinari & Uvaldo Raccosta v. Vivace Mode GmbH

CASE HISTORY: 2d instance OLG Düsseldorf 24 April 1997 [affirming in part]

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 issue: Articles 50 ; 74 ; 78 [Also cited: Article 53 ; 54 ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

50A [Buyer's right to reduce price for non-conformity goods (remedy held inapplicable to a late delivery)];

74A ; 74A1 [Damages (loss suffered as consequence of breach): interest (although article 78 alone is mentioned, court appears to have calculated rate of interest according to an Article 74 formula); Loss of profits (recovery denied due to insufficient evidence)];

78B [Rate of interest (interest awarded at rate of 16.5% as seller proved resort to a bank loan at this rate)]

Descriptors: Reduction of price, remedy of ; Damages ; Profits, loss of ; Interest

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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=246&step=Abstract>

Italian: [1998] Diritto del Commercio Internazionale 1104 No. 208

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): cisg-online.ch <http://www.cisg-online.ch/cisg/urteile/181.htm>; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=246&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: Liu Chengwei, Recovery of interest (November 2003) n.285; 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]

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