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CISG CASE PRESENTATION

Netherlands 15 December 1997 Appellate Court 's-Hertogenbosch (Nurka Furs v. Nertsenfokkerij de Ruiter)
[Cite as: http://cisgw3.law.pace.edu/cases/971215n1.html]

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


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Case identification

DATE OF DECISION: 19971215 (15 December 1997)

JURISDICTION: Netherlands

TRIBUNAL: Hof '-Hertogenbosch [Hof = Gerechtshof = District Appeal Court]

JUDGE(S): Unavailable

CASE NUMBER/DOCKET NUMBER: C9700046/HE

CASE NAME: Nurka Furs v. Nertsenfokkerij de Ruiter BV

CASE HISTORY: 1st instance Rb 's-Hertogenbosch 4 October 1996 [affirmed]

SELLER'S COUNTRY: Netherlands (defendant)

BUYER'S COUNTRY: Greece (plaintiff)

GOODS INVOLVED: Furs (mink skins)

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Classification of issues present

APPLICATION OF CISG: Yes

APPLICABLE CISG PROVISIONS AND ISSUES

Key CISG provisions at issue: Articles 38(1) ; 39(1) ; 44 ;

Classification of issues using UNCITRAL classification code numbers:

38A1 [Buyer obligated 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];

44A [Excuse for failure to notify pursuant to art. 39(1): held not applicable in this case]

Descriptors: Examination of goods ; Lack of conformity notice, timeliness ; Excuse

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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=352&step=Abstract>

CITATIONS TO TEXT OF DECISION

Original language (Dutch): [1998] 16 Nederlands International Privaatrecht (NIPR) No. 201 [225-226]; Unilex database <http://www.unilex.info/case.cfm?pid=1&do=case&id=352&step=FullText>

Translation: Unavailable

CITATIONS TO COMMENTS ON DECISION

English: Bernstein & Lookofsky, Understanding the CISG in Europe, 2d ed., Kluwer (2003) § 4-9 n.153; Larry A. DiMatteo et al., 34 Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business (Winter 2004) 299-440 at nn.344, 381-382; CISG-AC advisory opinion on Examination of the Goods and Notice of Non-Conformity [7 June 2004] (cases cited in addendum to opinion); [2004] S.A. Kruisinga, (Non-)conformity in the 1980 UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: a uniform concept?, Intersentia at 67, 71

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