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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

France 21 November 1996 Appellate Court Aix-en-Provence (Schreiber v. Thermo Dynamique) [translation available]
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/961121f1.html]

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISIONS: 19961121 (21 November 1996)

JURISDICTION: France

TRIBUNAL: CA Aix-en-Provence [CA = Cour d'appel = Appeal Court]

JUDGE(S): Dragon, président; Isouard, Cordas, conseillers, Gaunet, Carbuccia, greffier

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: 94/18531

CASE NAME: Société Karl Schreiber GmbH v. Société Thermo Dynamique Service et autres

CASE HISTORY: 1st instance Tribunal de commerce de Toulon 27 July 1994; 3d instance Cour de Cassation 26 May 1999 [affirming]

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Germany [defendant]

BUYER'S COUNTRY: France [plaintiff]

GOODS INVOLVED: Laminated sheet metal


Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Yes

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 38 ; 39 ; 74 ; 84(1) [Also relevant: Article 81 ]

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

38A1 [Time for examining the goods: buyer's obligation to examine goods as soon as practicable in the circumstances];

39A [Requirement to notify seller of lack of conformity: buyer must notify seller within reasonable time]

74A [General rules for measuring damages: loss suffered as consequence of breach];

84A [Restitution of benefits received: seller bound to refund price must pay interest]

Descriptors: Examination of goods ; Lack of conformity notice, timeliness ; Damages ; Restitution ; 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

Unavailable

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (French): CISG - France website "http://Witz.jura.uni-sb.de/CISG/decisions/211196v.htm"

Translation (English): Translation of case text presented with English translation of ruling of Supreme Court, Cour de Cassation 26 May 1999.

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: Witz, ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin, Vol. 11/No. 2 (Fall 2000) 18 n. 28 [Article 39 issues]; [2004] S.A. Kruisinga, (Non-)conformity in the 1980 UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: a uniform concept?, Intersentia at 86; Schwenzer & Fountoulakis ed., International Sales Law, Routledge-Cavendish (2007) at p. 313

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