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Article 58

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 58 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 62 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 58 case law:

Austria      2      Greece      2   Slovakia        4                
China   1   ICC    1   Switzerland    27                 
Finland   1   Italy       2   United States      2                           
Germany     19   Serbia       1   TOTAL    62                              

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 58 cases reporting these UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 58 cases. All cases are listed in chronological sequence, commencing with the most recent. Asterisks identify the cases cited in the 2008 and 2012 UNCITRAL Digests, commencing with the 17 August 2009 citation reported below. Cases are coded to the UNCITRAL Thesaurus.

English texts and full-text English translations of cases are provided as indicated. In most instances researchers can also access UNCITRAL abstracts and link to Unilex abstracts and full-text original-language case texts sourced from Internet websites and other data, including commentaries by scholars to the extent available.
 

Austria 13 June 2013 Appellate Court Graz (Machine case)
 

Austria 13 December 2012 Supreme Court (Insulating material case)
 

Germany 17 August 2011 Lower Court Geldern (Corn case)

Switzerland 21 June 2011 Commercial Court Aargau (Cosmetic products case)

Spain 17 March 2011 Supreme Court (Coffee case)

Bulgaria 7 February 2011 Municipal Court of Blagoevgrad (Wine case) 58A ; 58C
 

Germany 30 December 2010 District Court Lübeck (Chairs case) 58A

Netherlands 13 October 2010 District Court Rotterdam (Fruits and vegetables case)

Germany 12 May 2010 Oberlandesgericht Saarbrücken (Window parts case) 58B

Slovak Republic 1 April 2010 District Court in Dolny Kubin (Meat products case) 58A
 

* Switzerland 17 August 2009 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Bern (Clothes and accessories case)

Netherlands 29 July 2009 Rechtbank [District Court] Arnhem (Minibus case) 58A1

Netherlands 1 July 2009 Rechtbank [District Court] Rotterdam (Sarens N.V. v. Gemax D.O.O.)

* United States 29 May 2009 Federal District Court (Doolim Corp. v. R Doll, LLC et al.)

* Serbia 28 January 2009 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Medicaments case) [English text]

* Switzerland 28 January 2009 Tribunal cantonal [Higher Cantonal Court] Valais (Fiberglass composite materials case) [translation available]

* Greece 2009 Decision 4505/2009 of the Multi-Member Court of First Instance of Athens (Bullet proof vest case) [editorial analysis available]
 

Poland 28 November 2008 Supreme Court (Umbrellas case)

* Switzerland 27 November 2008 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Zug (Packaging foils case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 26 November 2008 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Aargau (Fruit and vegetables case) [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 19 June 2008 Supreme Court (Health care products case) 58A [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 17 June 2008 District Court Dolny Kubin [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 30 April 2008 Supreme Court (Health care products case) 58A [translation available]

Netherlands 31 January 2008 Rechtbank [District Court] Arnhem (CONERSA v. Grid-Solar B.V.) 58A1

Germany 14 January 2008 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln (Shoes case)

* Greece 2008 Decision 43945/2007 of the Single-Member Court of First Instance of Thessalonica (Clothes case) [editorial analysis available]
 

* Switzerland 6 September 2007 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Appenzel Ausserhoden (Clothing case) [translation available]

Germany 6 July 2007 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Freiburg (Shoe case) [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 27 June 2007 Supreme Court Zilina [translation available]

Hungary 6 June 2007 Congrád County Court (Clothing case) [translation available]

Spain 16 May 2007 Tribunal Supremo [Supreme Court] (Water apparatus case)

* Switzerland 27 April 2007 Tribunal cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais (Oven case) [translation available]
 

* Switzerland 20 December 2006 Bundesgericht [Supreme Court]

* Switzerland 27 October 2006 Tribunal cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais (Bicycle and motorcycle parts case) [translation available]

Germany 19 October 2006 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Koblenz (T-Shirts case) [translation available]

* Germany 19 October 2006 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München (Auto case)

* Germany 20 September 2006 Landgericht [District Court] Krefeld (Charcoal case) 58A ; 58B [translation available]

China 10 July 2006 Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate People's Court [District Court] (Cloth case) 58A [translation available]

ICC July 2006 Arbitration Case No. 13846 (Organic compound case) 58A ; 58B

Slovak Republic 27 June 2006 District Court Nitra (Children's equipment case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 23 May 2006 Tribunal cantonal [Higher Cantonal Court] Valais (Suits case) [translation available]

* Germany 3 April 2006 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln (Strawberry plants case) [translation available]

Mexico 24 March 2006 Superior Court of Baja California [Appellate Court] (Banks Hardwoods California LP v. Jorge Angel Kyriakidez Garcia)

* Switzerland 9 March 2006 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Appenzell-Ausserhoden (Fitness equipment case) [translation available]

Germany 8 February 2006 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe (Hungarian wheat case) [translation available]
 

* Austria 8 November 2005 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 58A ; 58C [translation available]

Slovak Republic 20 October 2005 Supreme Court (Polyethelene case) 58A [translation available]

Mexico 30 August 2005 Civil Court of Tijuana (Banks Hardwoods California LP v. Jorge Angel Kyriakidez Garcia) [5th Cir.] (Wood case) 58A [translation available]

* Switzerland 27 May 2005 Tribunal cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais (Welding devices case) [translation available]

Switzerland 23 May 2005 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Nidwalden [translation available]

* Switzerland 29 April 2004 Commercial Court St. Gallen (Lenses case) [translation available]

* United States 27 April 2005 U.S. District Court [Alabama] (Treibacher Industrie, A.G. v. TDY Industries, Inc.)

Germany 13 April 2005 Landgericht [District Court] Bamberg (Furnishings case) [translation available]

China 7 April 2005 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/2005/01] (Cotton gin motes case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 25 January 2005 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Aargau (Floor tiles case) [translation available]
 

* Switzerland 22 December 2004 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Bern (Watches case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 2 December 2004 District Court Zug (Dextrose case) [translation available]

Germany 22 July 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [translation available]

* Finland 31 May 2004 Hovioikeus hovrätt [Appellate Court] Helsinki (Chemicals case) [editorial analysis available]

* Germany 28 May 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf [translation available]

Switzerland 23 May 2005 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Nidwalden

* Italy 31 March 2004 Tribunale [District Court] Padova 58A [translation available]

* Switzerland 12 March 2004 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Willisau [translation available]

* Italy 25 February 2004 Tribunale [District Court] Padova 58A [translation available]

* China 21 February 2005 CIETAC Arbitration proceeding (Equipment case) [translation available]
 

Germany 27 October 2003 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Rostock 58A [translation available]

Germany 10 September 2003 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg

* Switzerland 19 August 2003 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais [translation available]

* Germany 15 July 2003 Landgericht [District Court] Mönchengladbach [translation available]

* Switzerland 30 April 2003 Cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais (Furniture case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 10 March 2003 Cantonal Court Appenzell Auserrhoden (Machine case) [translation available]

* Germany 27 February 2003 Landgericht [District Court] Nürnberg Fürth

* Switzerland 11 February 2003 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] St. Gallen [translation available]

* ICC Arbitration Case No. 11849 of 2003 (Fashion products case) [English text]
 

Germany 17 December 2002 Landgericht [District Court] Giessen [translation available]

* Switzerland 5 November 2002 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] des Kantons Aargau 58A [translation available]

* Germany 11 April 2002 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Viechtach [translation available]

* Switzerland 25 February 2002 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Schaffhausen [translation available]

* Germany 20 February 2002 Landgericht [District Court] München 58A [translation available]
 

Germany 12 November 2001 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm (Memory module case) [translation available]

Australia 12 October 2001 Supreme Court of Queensland, Court of Appeal (Downs Investments v. Perwaja Steel)
 

* Germany 12 October 2000 Landgericht [District Court] Stendal [translation available]

Mexico 14 July 2000 Juzgado de Primera Instancia [Court of First Instance] Tijuana 58A [translation available]

* Germany 13 April 2000 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Duisburg [translation available]
 

* Germany 28 October 1999 Appellate Court Braunschweig (Frozen meat case) [translation available]

Germany 12 October 1999 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Stendal

* Germany 25 May 1999 Landgericht [District Court] Berlin [translation available]

China 8 April 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1999/21] (New Zealand raw wool case) [translation available]

Germany 24 March 1999 Landgericht [District Court] Flensburg [translation available]
 

Switzerland 30 November 1998 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich [translation available]

Austria 15 October 1998 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [translation available]

Italy 7 August 1998 Corte Suprema di Cassazione [Supreme Court] [translation available]

* Switzerland 30 June 1998 Kantonsgericht Wallis / Tribunal cantonal Valais [Canton Appellate Court] (Granite stones case) [translation available]

Germany 23 June 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm [translation available]

Germany 24 March 1998 Landgericht [District Court] Berlin (Knitwear case) [translation available]

Italy 20 March 1998 Corte di Appello [Appellate Court] Milano [translation available]

* Austria 11 March 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Graz

* Germany 21 January 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München 58A
 

* Switzerland 26 September 1997 Commercial Court Aargau (Cutlery case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 12 August 1997 Kantonsgericht [District Court] St. Gallen 58A

Germany 9 July 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln 58A [translation available]

Hungary 1 July 1997 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court] [translation available]

Germany 10 June 1997 Landgericht [District Court] Paderborn

Germany 24 April 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf 58A [translation available]
 

* Germany 3 April 1996 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] [translation available]

Switzerland 11 March 1996 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Vaud [01 93 0661]

Switzerland 11 March 1996 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Vaud [01 93 1061] [translation available]

Germany 15 February 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Kassel [11 O 4187/95] [translation available]

* Switzerland 18 January 1996 Bundesgericht [Federal Supreme Court]
 

Germany 12 December 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Marburg [translation available]

Germany 6 October 1995 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Kehl [translation available]

* Germany 27 July 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Rostock [translation available]

Switzerland 30 June 1995 Gerichtskommission [Judicial Commission] Oberrheintal (Sliding doors case) 58A ; 58C [translation available]

Germany 12 May 1995 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Alsfeld [translation available]

* Germany 8 March 1995 Bundesgerichtshof [Supreme Court] [translation available]

* Germany 8 March 1995 Bundesgerichtshof [Supreme Court] (New Zealand mussels case) [translation available]

ICC March 1995 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7645 58A [English text]

China 4 January 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1995/02] (Shirts case) 58B [translation available]
 

* Switzerland 20 December 1994 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais 58A [translation available]

Germany 14 December 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamburg

Austria 10 November 1994 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [translation available]

Austria 15 June 1994 Vienna Arbitration award, Case SCH-4366 [translation available]

China 30 March 1994 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1994/04] (Cow's liver fungus case) [translation available]

Germany 2 March 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [translation available]

Germany 24 January 1994 Kammergericht [Appellate Court] Berlin [translation available]

* Germany 18 January 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt [translation available]

ICC 1994 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7585
 

Switzerland 6 December 1993 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Vaud [translation available]

Netherlands 6 May 1993 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Roermond 58A

Germany 8 February 1993 Landgericht [District Court] Verden 58A
 

Germany 20 November 1992 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe (Frozen chicken case) [translation available]
 

* Germany 13 June 1991 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Frankfurt

Argentina 20 May 1991 Juzgado Nacional de Primera Instancia en lo Comercial [National Commercial Court of First Instance] [translation available]

Germany 31 January 1991 Amstgericht [Lower Court] Frankfurt 58B [translation available]
 

* Germany 26 September 1990 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg

Germany 2 May 1990 Landgericht [District Court] Frankfurt
 


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