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Germany 23 July 1997 Supreme Court [VIII ZR 130/96] ["Benetton I"] (Fashion textiles case)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/970723g1.html]

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

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Case identification

DATE OF DECISIONS: 19970723 (23 July 1997)

JURISDICTION: Germany

TRIBUNAL: Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court]

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: VIII ZR 130/96

CASE NAME: ["Benetton I"] German case citations do not generally identify parties to proceedings

CASE HISTORY: 1st instance LG Kassel (12 O 9366/94) 2 May 1995; 2d instance OLG Frankfurt 15 March 1996 [affirmed]

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Italy [plaintiff]

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Germany [defendant]

GOODS INVOLVED: Fashion textiles


Case abstract

GERMANY: Supreme Court 23 July 1997 [VII ZR 130/96]

Case law on UNCITRAL texts (CLOUT) abstract no. 231

Reproduced with permission from UNCITRAL

An Italian seller, plaintiff, agreed to deliver fashion textiles to a German buyer, defendant.

As the parties had chosen the application of German law to the exclusion of the CISG under Article 6 CISG, the court did not consider the CISG applicable.

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Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: No [Article 6]

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issues: Article 6

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

6A [Exclusion of Convention: choice of German law to the exclusion of the Convention]

Descriptors: Applicability ; Choice of law

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Editorial remarks

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Citations to other abstracts, case texts and commentaries

CITATIONS TO OTHER ABSTRACTS OF DECISION

English: [1999] Transportrecht, Beilage "Internationales Handelsrecht" (TranspR-IHR) 24

German: Eildienst Bundesgerichtliche Entscheidungen (EBE/BGH) 1997, BGH-LS 459/97

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (German): cisg-online.ch <http://www.cisg-online.ch/cisg/urteile/285.htm [excerpt]; Eildienst Bundesgerichtliche Entscheidungen (EBE/BGH) 1997, 290-294; Der Betriebsberater (BB) 1997, 1860-1861; Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (NJW) 1997, 3304-3309; WRP 1997, 1096-1102; Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht (ZIP) 1997, 1993-1938; Entscheidungen des Bundesgerichtshofs in Zivilsachen (BGHZ) 136, 295-303; [1998] Versicherungsrecht (VersR) 1276-1279; [1997] WuW 901-904; [1997] Wertpapier-Mitteilungen (WM) 2412-2418; Entscheidungssammlung zum Wirtschafts- und Bankrecht (WuB) IV E 89b HGB 1.98 [263-265]; Lindenmaier/Möhring, Nachschlagewerk des Bundesgerichtshofs (LM) 1/98 276 (Hb) BGB No. 77 [B1.1-8]

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

German: Wolf, [1998] Wertpapier Mitteilungen No. 47 Special Suppl. 1998/2, 41; Escher, [1998] Netreibs-Berater (BB) 1269 [1275]; Piltz, [1999] Transportrecht, Beilage "Internationales Handelsrecht" (TranspR-IHR) 13 [15 n.17];

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