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Switzerland 5 June 1996 District Court Nidwalden (Second hand car case)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/960605s1.html]

Primary source(s) of information for case presentation: UNCITRAL abstract; Michael R. Will

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISIONS: 19960605 (5 June 1996)

JURISDICTION: Switzerland

TRIBUNAL: KG Nidwalden [KG = Kantonsgericht = District Court]

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 48/95 Z

CASE NAME: Unavailable

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Switzerland (defendant)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Germany (plaintiff)

GOODS INVOLVED: Second hand car


Case abstract

SWITZERLAND: Kantonsgericht Nidwalden 5 June 1996

Case law on UNCITRAL texts (CLOUT) abstract no. 213

Reproduced with permission from UNCITRAL

A German plaintiff (buyer) purchased from a Swiss defendant (seller) a used car for personal use. Accordingly, the court found that the CISG was not applicable (article 2 (a) CISG).

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Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: No

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issues: Article 2(a) [Also cited: Article 4(a) ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

2A [Exclusions from Convention: purchase for personal, family or household use]

Descriptors: Scope of Convention ; Consumer sales

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Editorial remarks

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Citations to other abstracts, caase texts and commentaries

CITATIONS TO OTHER ABSTRACTS OF DECISION

English: Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=303&step=Abstract>; [1999] Transportrecht, Beilage "Internationales Handelsrecht" (TranspR-IHR) 10

German: 1 Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Internationales und Europäisches Recht (1998) 82

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): CISG-online.ch website <http://www.cisg-online.ch/cisg/urteile/332.pdf>; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=303&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

Unavailable

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