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Recently added cases, case translations and commentaries
[New material added in April 2009]

Editorial remarks

EDITOR: Albert H. Kritzer

The "Recently added" report presented below contains two new features.

First. The database now has a new search button. It may be found on the upper left side of this page (immediately below the Pace logo). It works better than our previous search mechanisms.

Second. There is so much CISG material available, with so much new material coming out each month (see, for example, the listing below), and we are all so busy. It seemed desirable to create an added mechanism to help "separate the wheat from the chaff". An effort to do some of that is reflected in a refined coding of the cases reported below.

   -    We have been identifying all Articles cited in each new case and case translation.
 
   -    The new feature is: I have made an assessment as to which discussions of these Articles I would want to consider referring to in an updated Digest of CISG Cases. For each case containing noteworthy comments on issues addressed in that Article, I now highlight the reference to the Article in the case citation.

Caveat: This an obviously imperfect coding system: it is based simply on one person's assessments. Also, I could only code the cases I could read; there are a number of case texts (e.g., those from Belgium and The Netherlands) listed below that have not yet been translated.

Suggestions addressed to <vrogers@law.pace.edu> as to ways to further improve our coding systems and search mechanisms would be most appreciated.

Cases and case translations added to database in April 2009
[new material identified in red]

NETHERLANDS 15 April 2009 Rechtbank [District Court] Utrecht. Art. 6

UNITED STATES 15 April 2009 U.S. District Court [New Jersey] (San Lucia S.r.l. v. Import & Storage Services, LLC). Arts. 7, 9, 74, 78

- Key issues addressed in this newly reported case

UNITED STATES 3 April 2009 U.S. District Court [Washington State] (Barbara Berry S.A. de C.V. v. Ken M. Spooner Farms, Inc.). Arts. 7, 35, 74

- Key issues addressed in this newly reported case

UNITED STATES 26 March 2009 U.S. District Court [Ohio] (Miami Valley Paper, LLC v. Lebbing Engineering & Consulting GmbH). Arts. 4, 7, 8, 11, 16, 19, 25, 39, 35, 39, 49, 81

- Key issues addressed in this newly reported case

NETHERLANDS 17 February 2009 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's-Gravenhage (U.S. party v. Restauratiebedrijf B.V.). Arts. 2, 4, 10, 11, 12, 96

SERBIA 28 January 2009 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Medicaments case). Arts. 4, 6, 7, 62, 78 [English text]

- Key issues addressed in this newly reported case

BELGIUM 14 November 2008 Hof von beroep [Appellate Court] Ghent (Volmari Werner v. Isocab NV). Arts. 3, 38, 39

BELGIUM 17 September 2008 Hof von beroep [Appellate Court] Ghent (La Creuset SAS v. NV Saey Home & Garden and NV Menagelec). Arts. [-]

BELGIUM 30 June 2008 Hof von beroep [Appellate Court] Ghent (Wille-Dewael v. Pollefliet). Arts. [-]

BELGIUM 11 June 2008 Hof von beroep [Appellate Court] Ghent (NV Brux-Attout v. SA Chismatex). Arts. 38, 39, 44

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 10 March 2008 Regional Court Zilina (Stainless steel sheets case). Arts. 30, 53, 78 [translation added]

- Key issues addressed in this newly reported case

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 27 June 2007 Regional Court Zilina (Elastic fitness clothing case). Arts. 11, 25, 26, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 49, 82, 84 [translation added]

- Key issues addressed in this newly reported case

SWITZERLAND 27 April 2007 Tribunal cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais (Oven case). Arts. 4, 7, 8, 14, 18, 25, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 47, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 58, 78 [translation added]

- Key issues addressed in this newly translated case

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 8 January 2007 Regional Court Zilina (Polyethelene case). Arts. 23, 30, 59 [translation added]

- Key issues addressed in this newly reported case

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 8 January 2007 Regional Court Zilina (Doors and furniture case). Arts. 53, 78 [translation added]

- Key issues addressed in this newly reported case

ARBITRATION CHAMBER OF PARIS Case No. 9926 of 2007 [assumed date] (Chemical compound case). Arts. 4, 35, 36, 74 [English text]

- Key issues addressed in this newly reported case

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 6 March 2006 Regional Court Zilina (Lift adaptor case). Arts. 23, 53, 78 [translation added]

- Key issues addressed in this newly reported case

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 20 October 2005 Supreme Court (Polyethelene case). Arts. 14, 58 [translation added]

- Key issues addressed in this newly reported case

FINLAND 14 October 2005 Korkein oikeus [Supreme Court] (Log house case). Arts. 2(a), 57(1)(a)

- Key issues addressed in this newly reported case

FRANCE 1 July 2005 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Aix-en-Provence (Footwear case). Arts. 38, 39 [translation added]

- Key issues addressed in this newly translated case

ITALY 11 January 2005 Tribunale di Padova [District Court] (Rabbit case). Arts. 6, 7, 25, 26, 47, 49, 73 [translation added]

- Key issues addressed in this newly translated case

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 29 March 2004 Regional Court Zilina (Polyethelene case). Arts. 14, 53, 54, 78 [translation added]

- Key issues addressed in this newly reported case

FRANCE 7 January 2003 Tribunal de commerce [Commercial Court] Aix-en-Provence (Footwear case). Art. 35 [translation added]

- Key issues addressed in this newly translated case

SERBIA 12 April 2002 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Yugoslav Chamber of Commerce (Sliced timber case). Arts. 59, 78 [translation added]

- Key issues addressed in this newly reported case

SPAIN 12 February 2002 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Barcelona. Arts. 25, 32, 34, 49, 84 [translation added]

- Key issues addressed in this newly translated case

FRANCE 8 January 2002 Cour de cassation [Supreme Court] (Ice cream cups case). Art. 35 [translation added]

- Key issues addressed in this newly translated case

SERBIA 24 September 2001 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Yugoslav Chamber of Commerce (Plums and mushrooms case). Arts. 54, 57, 59, 78 [translation added]

- Key issues addressed in this newly reported case

GERMANY 23 October 2000 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Dresden (Powdered milk case). Arts. 6, 19, 36, 38, 39, 45, 74, 77, 79

Texts of commentaries added to database in April 2009

JANAL, Ruth M. [Germany]

2008. The Seller's Responsibility for Third Party Intellectual Property Rights under the Vienna Sales Convention, in: Camilla B. Andersen / Ulrich G. Schroeter eds., Sharing International Law across National Boundaries: Festschrift for Albert H. Kritzer on the Occasion of his Eightieth Birthday, Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing (2008) 203-231

Citations to be added to database bibliography

FARIA, José Angelo Estrada

2008. [The United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts: An Introductory Note - in Chinese], 8 International Law Review of Wuhan University (2008) 7-11

FERRARI, Franco [Italy] ed.

2008. The CISG and its Impact on National Legal Systems, Sellier European Law Publishers (2008) 489 p. [COUNTRY REPORTS: Argentina. Maria Blanca Noodt Taquela 3-6; Brazil. Lucr de Aguilar Vieira 7-31; Canada. John P. McEvoy 33-70; China. Shiyan Han 71-91; Croatia. Marko Baretic and Sasa Niksac 93-105; Czech Republic. Nadezda Rozehnalovd 107-111; Denmark. Joseph Lookofsky 113-128; France. Claude Witz 129-141 [ - in French]; Germany. Ulrich Magnus 143-162; Greece. Eleni Zervogianni 163-181; Israel. Gabriela Shalev 183-186; Italy. Marco Torsello 187-224; Japan. Shinichiro Hayakawa 225-230; Mexico. Hernany Veytia 231-249; New Zealand. Petra Butler 251-258; Russia. Elvira Talapina 259-264; Slovenia. Damjan Mozina 265-272; Spain. Gabriel Garcia Cantero 273-280; Switzerland. Corinne Widmer and Pascal Hachem 281-302; United Kingdom. Camilla Baasch Andersen 303-311; United States. Alain A. Levasseur 313-331; Uruguay. Cecilia Fresnedo de Aguirre 333-335; Venezuela. Claudia Madrid Martinez 337-343 [ - in Spanish]. IMPACT ON EU LEGISLATION: Stefano Troiano 345-411. GENERAL REPORT: Franco Ferrari 413-483]

FREY, Warner [U.S.]

2009. Case note: Macromex S.r.l. v. Globex International, U.S. Federal District Court SDNY, 16 April 2008, in: 22 New York International Law Review (Winter 2009) 255-260

GUGLYA, Leonila [Ukraine]

2008. Oral Advocacy Training: A Beginner's Look at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot from a Coaching Perspective, 12 Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration (2008) 125-138

KRÖLL, Stefan M. [Germany]

2009. [Book review of Albert H. Kritzer, Jarno Vanto, Jessica Vanto, Sieg Eiselen (ed.): International Contract Manual, 5 Volumes (Looseleaf Service) 4/2008 - review in German], in: Internationales Handelsrecht (1/2009) 43-44

SMITH, Sarah E.

2007. The United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communication in International Contracting (CUECIC): Why it should be adopted and how it will affect international e-contracting, 11 SMU Science & Technology Law Review (2007) 133-162

VOGENAUER, Stefan / KLEINHEISTERKAMP, Jan eds.

2009. Commentary on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (PICC), Oxford University Press (2009) 1,319 p. [commentaries byYesim Atamer, Jacques du Plessis, Peter Huber, Jan Kleinheisterkamp, Thomas Krebs, Francesca Mazza, Ewan McKendrick, Ralf Michaels, Tjakie Naudé, Pascal Pichonnaz, Harriet Schelaas, Matthias Scherer, Stefan Vogenauer, Robert Wintgen]



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