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Article 5

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 5 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites eight cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 5 case law:

Germany       2      United States    5     
Switzerland    1   TOTAL        8    

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 5 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 5 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 23 December 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.
 

Switzerland 20 January 2011 Higher Cantonal Court Valais (Clothes case)
 

Australia 23 June 2010 Supreme Court of Western Australia (Attorney-General of Botswana v. Aussie Diamond Products Pty Ltd) 5A
 

* United States 23 December 2009 Federal District Court [Arkansas] (Electrocraft Arkansas, Inc. v. Electric Motors, Ltd et al.)

* United States 26 March 2009 Federal District Court [Ohio] (Miami Valley Paper, LLC v. Lebbing Engineering & Consulting GmbH)
 

Slovak Republic 1 February 2007 Regional Court Bratislava (E.W.G. v. Ing. R.K.) [translation available]
 

* United States 10 October 2006 Federal District Court [Ohio] (Miami Valley Paper, LLC v. Lebbing Engineering & Consulting GmbH)

France 28 February 2006 Supreme Court (Horse meat case) 5A

Russia 24 January 2006 Arbitration Court [Appellate Court] for the Far East Area 5A [translation available]
 

France 19 February 2004 Appellate Court Versailles (Perfume case)
 

France 18 June 2002 Appellate Court Paris (Horse meat case) 5A

* United States 10 May 2002 Federal District Court [New York] (Geneva Pharmaceuticals Tech. Corp. v. Barr Labs. Inc.)
 

* United States 29 August 2000 Federal District Court [Pennsylvania] (Viva Vino Import v. Farnese Vini)
 

* Germany 26 May 1998 Appellate Court Thüringen OLG [Jena] (Live fish case) [translation available]
 

* Switzerland 26 April 1995 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich 5A [translation available]
 

* Germany 2 July 1993 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Düsseldorf 5A21 [translation available]
 


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