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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Belgium 9 October 1996 District Court Hasselt (Margon v. Sadelco)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/961009b1.html]

Primary source(s) for this case presentation: CISG-Belgium database of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19961009 (9 October 1996)

JURISDICTION: Belgium

TRIBUNAL: Rechtbank [District Court] van koophandel Hasselt

JUDGE(S): P. Vanhelmont (presiding); G. Mertens, H. Eraly (rechters in handelszaken); W. Bours (griffier)

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: A.R. 2012/96

CASE NAME: Margon S.r.l. v. NV Sadelco

CASE HISTORY: Unavailable

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Italy (plaintiff)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Belgium (defendant)

GOODS INVOLVED: Fashion textiles


Case outline

Reproduced with permission from CISG-Belgium database of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Application of the CISG - Rules of Private International Law of the forum referring to law of Contracting State (Article 1 (1)(b)) - Convention on the Law Applicable to Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Hague Conference, June 15, 1955)

Damages - Article 74 CISG - Right to interest on damages

Interest - Article 78 CISG - Recourse to average bank lending rate at creditor’s place of business

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Classification of issues present

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

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 74 ; 78

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

74A [Loss suffered as consequence of breach: interest];

78B [Rate of interest (average bank lending rate at creditor's place of business)]

Descriptors: Damages ; 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=264&step=Abstract>

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (Dutch): CISG-Belgium database of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven <http://www.law.kuleuven.ac.be/ipr/eng/cases/1996-10-09.html>; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=264&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

Dutch: Erauw, [1998] Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht (TvP 35) 1369 [1513 No. 255. 1522 No. 264]

English: Honnold, Uniform Law for International Sales (1999) 471 [Art. 78]; Thiele, 2 Vindobono Journal (1998) 3-35, citing this case [n.74] and 42 other interest rulings; Liu Chengwei, Recovery of interest (November 2003) n.198; 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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