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Article 11

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 11 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 72 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 11 case law:

AAA 1 Germany      6 Russian Federation        2
Australia      1           Hungary      2 Slovakia    9
Austria      3           Italy      2           Switzerland      12  
Belgium 9 Mexico      1           United States      17  
France 1 Netherlands      6 TOTAL:   72

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 11 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 11 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 21 July 2010 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.

There are scholars who believe that there are circumstances in which the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts may be used to interpret or supplement this Article of the CISG. See match-up of this Article with counterpart provisions of the Principles and commentary on this subject. To the extent this reasoning fits, cases on the counterpart provisions of the UNIDROIT Principles may be relevant. To the extent available, such cases may be found on the Unilex website.
 

Bulgaria 23 June 2012 Municipal Court of Plovdiv 11B

France 7 February 2012 Supreme Court (Ecofrut v. Dole France)
 

Slovak Republic 9 March 2011 District Court in Trnava 11A ; 11B [translation available]
 

Slovak Republic 20 October 2010 District Court in Trnava 11A ; 11B

China 14 October 2010 Hebei High People's Court [Appellate Court] (Sheet glass case) [translation available]

Slovak Republic 11 October 2010 District Court in Michalovce 11A ; 11B [translation available]

United States 2 September 2010 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals [5th Cir.] (Bodum USA, Inc. v. La Cafetiere, Inc.) 11B

* United States 21 July 2010 Federal Appellate Court [3rd Circuit] (Forestal Guarani S.A. v. Daros International, Inc.) 11A

* United States 6 July 2010 Federal District Court [Colorado] (Alpha Prime Development Corporation, Plaintiff, v. Holland Loader)

Slovak Republic 19 May 2010 District Court in Trnava 11A ; 11B

Slovak Republic 13 May 2010 District Court in Trnava (Flowers, plants, and seeds case) 11A ; 11B

France 12 May 2010 Appellate Court Paris (Pears case) 11A

Estonia 5 March 2010 Tallinn Circuit Court [Appellate Court] (Peat case) 11A ; 11B

* United States 29 January 2010 Federal District Court [Pennsylvania] (ECEM European Chemical Marketing B.V. v. The Purolite Company)

* United States 21 January 2010 Federal District Court [California] (Golden Valley Grape Juice and Wine, LLC v. Centriys Corporation et al.)
 

* Switzerland 14 December 2009 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Zug (Spinning company case)

Netherlands 9 December 2009 Rechtbank [District Court] Zwolle (___ v. Bortly Neon B.V.)

Netherlands 19 August 2009 Rechtbank [District Court] Amsterdam (Costume National Distribution S.r.l. v. Velvet Uomo B.V. et al.)

Germany 7 April 2009 Landgericht [District Court] Potsdam (Pharmaceutical implements case) [translation available]

* United States 26 March 2009 U.S. District Court [Ohio] (Miami Valley Paper, LLC v. Lebbing Engineering & Consulting GmbH) 11A1 ; 11B

Estonia 23 February 2009 Harju County Court (Wood case) 11B

Netherlands 17 February 2009 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's-Gravenhage (U.S. party v. Restauratiebedrijf B.V.)

Switzerland 6 February 2009 Obergericht [Appellate Court] Zürich (Graffiti protection coating case) [translation available]

* Netherlands 16 January 2009 Rechtsbank [District Court] Breda (Watermelon case) [translation available]
 

Netherlands 5 November 2008 Rechtsbank [District Court] Arnhem (Baufix Holz- und Bauetechnik GmbH v. Eurovite Nederland)

* United States 7 October 2008 U.S. District Court [New Jersey] (Forestal Guarani, S.A. v. Daros International, Inc.)

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

* United States 16 June 2008 U.S. District Court [Minnesota] (BTC-USA Corporation v. Novacare et al.)

* United States 19 May 2008 Federal District Court [Florida] (Zhejiang Shaoxing Yongli Printing and Dyeing Co., Ltd v. Microflock Textile Group Corporation)

* United States 9 May 2008 U.S. District Court [Delaware] (Solae, LLC v. Hershey Canada, Inc.) 11A

Slovak Republic 5 February 2008 District Court in Bardejov (MDF Doors Case) 1Cb/265/2005 11A ; 11B [translation available]

Slovak Republic 5 February 2008 District Court in Bardejov (MDF Doors Case - 2) 1Cb/266/2005 11A ; 11B [translation available]

Slovak Republic 5 February 2008 District Court in Bardejov (MDF Doors Case - 3) 1Cb/270/2005 11A ; 11B [translation available]
 

Slovak Republic 29 October 2007 District Court Bardejov (Glass chaton case) [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 25 October 2007 Regional Court [District Court] Zilina (Elastic fitness clothing case) 11A [translation available]

* American Arbitration Association 23 October 2007 [Interim Award] (Macromex Srl. v. Globex International Inc.)

China 13 August 2007 Xinxiang Intermediate People's Court [District Court] (Entreprise P. Boucher Ltee v. Henan Yuanfeng Leather Manufacturing Co. Ltd.) [translation available]

Germany 2 July 2007 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln (Cutter head case)

* Slovak Republic 27 June 2007 Supreme Court Zilina (Elastic fitness clothing case) 11A [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 18 June 2007 Regional Court Zilina (Baked and confectionary goods case) [translation available]

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

* Italy 16 May 2007 Corte di Cassazione [Supreme Court] (Amministrazione delle Finanze dello Stato v. Ford Italia S.p.A.) 11A

Austria 3 May 2007 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Vienna (Poppy seed case) [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 9 March 2007 Regional Court Bratislava (Blouses case) [translation available]

* United States 31 January 2007 Federal District Court [Minnesota] (Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics Canada Limited)

* Netherlands 17 January 2007 Rechtbank [District Court] Arnhem (Hibro Compensatoren B.V. v. Trelleborg Industri Aktiebolag) 11A [translation available]

* Netherlands 2 January 2007 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's-Hertogenbosch (G.W.A. Bernards v. Carstenfelder Baumschulen Pflanzenhandel GmbH) 11A
 

* Italy 13 October 2006 Court Supremo di Cassazione [Supreme Court] (Amministrazione delle Finanze dello Stato v. Ford Italia S.p.A.) 11A

* United States 23 August 2006 Federal District Court [New York] (TeeVee Tunes v. Gerhard Schubert GmbH)

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

* Slovak Republic 17 May 2006 District Court Nitra (Agricultural products case) [translation available]

* Slovak Republic 10 May 2006 Regional Court Banska Bystrica (Floor tiles case) [translation available]

* Belgium 24 April 2006 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Antwerpen (GmbH Lothringer Gunther Grosshandelsgesellschaft für Bauelemente und Holzwerkstoffe v. NV Fepco International)

Egypt 11 April 2006 Court of Cassation [Supreme Court] (Marble case) 11A

* Slovak Republic 27 February 2006 District Court Nitra (L.-K S.r.l. v. N. S.r.l.) [translation available]

United States 7 February 2006 Federal District Court [Texas] (China North Chemical Industries v. Beston Chemical Corporation) 11B
 

Chile 10 August 2005 Supreme Court (Agricultural Machinery case)

United States 27 April 2005 U.S. District Court [Alabama] (Treibacher Industrie, A.G. v. TDY Industries, Inc.) 11B

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

* Belgium 25 January 2005 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Tongeren (Scaforn International BV & Orion Metal BVBA v. Exma CPI SA) [translation available]
 

* Switzerland 11 October 2004 Kantonsgericht [Canton Court] Freiburg 11B [translation available]

* Belgium 4 October 2004 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Ghent (Deforche NV v. Prins Gebroeders Bouwstoffenhandel BV) [translation available]

* Switzerland 29 April 2004 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] St. Gallen [translation available]

* Netherlands 17 March 2004 Arrondissements Rechtbank [District Court] Arnhem

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

* Russia 16 February 2004 Arbitration proceeding 107/2002 [translation available]

* Switzerland 11 February 2004 Appelationshof [Appellate Court] Bern (Cable case) [translation available]
 

Spain 28 October 2003 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Barcelona

* Germany 27 October 2003 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Rostock 11B [translation available]

China 17 September 2003 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2003/14] (Australia cotton case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 4 August 2003 Bundesgericht [Federal Supreme Court] 11A [translation available]

* United States 5 May 2003 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals [9th Cir.] (Chateau des Charmes Wines v. Sabate USA) 11A

* Belgium 28 April 2003 Cour d’appel [Appellate Court] Liège 11A [translation available]

* Belgium 19 March 2003 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Veurne (Leeks case)[translation available]
 

* France 28 November 2002 Cour d’appel [Appellate Court] Grenoble 11A [translation available]

* Switzerland 11 November 2002 Cour de Justice [Appellate Court] Genève (Iron concretes and steel bars case) 11A [translation available]

* Switzerland 13 September 2002 Cour de Justice [Appellate Court] Genève [translation available]

* Belgium 22 May 2002 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt 11A

* Belgium 15 May 2002 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Gent 11A [translation available]

* United States 10 May 2002 U.S. District Court [Southern Dist. NY] (Geneva Pharmaceuticals Tech. Corp. v. Barr Labs. Inc.) 11A

* Austria 7 March 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Graz 11A [translation available]
 

* Germany 12 November 2001 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm (Memory module case) 11A [translation available]

* United States 7 November 2001 U.S. District Court [New York] (Atla-Medine v. Crompton) 11A

China 18 July 2001 Zhejiang Cixi People's Court [District Court] (Carl Hill v. Cixi Old Furniture Trade Co., Ltd.) 11A [translation available]

* Netherlands 12 July 2001 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Rotterdam [translation available]

Belgium 25 April 2001 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Veurne 11A [translation available]

* Belgium 4 April 2001 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Kortrijk 11B
 

Finland 26 October 2000 Helsingin hoviokeus [Helsinki Court of Appeals] 11A [translation available]

* Switzerland 15 September 2000 Bundesgericht [Federal Supreme Court] [4C.105/2000] 11A [translation available]

* United States 8 August 2000 U.S. District Court [Southern Dist. NY] (Fercus v. Mario Palazzo) 11A

* Austria 9 March 2000 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 11A [translation available]
 

* Austria 29 June 1999 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [translation available]

China 29 March 1999 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1999/14] (Flanges case) 11A1 [translation available]
 

Germany 29 December 1998 Hamburg Arbitration award [translation available]

Mexico 30 November 1998 Compromex Arbitration award[translation available]

United States 27 October 1998 Federal District Court [Illinois] (Mitchell Aircraft Spares v. European Aircraft Service)

* United States 29 June 1998 Federal Appellate Court [11th Circuit] (MCC-Marble Ceramic Center v. Ceramica Nuova D'Agostino)

Denmark 23 April 1998 Østre Landsret [Appellate Court] 11B

United States 6 April 1998 Federal District Court [Southern Dist. NY] (Calzaturificio Claudia v. Olivieri Footwear) 11A

ICC March 1998 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9117 [English text]

* Russia 16 February 1998 High Arbitration Court [Information Letter 29]
 

China 31 December 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/37] (Lindane case) [translation available]

* Netherlands 7 November 1997 Hoge Raad [Supreme Court]

China 8 October 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/29] (Industrial tallow case) [translation available]

* Switzerland 3 July 1997 Bezirksgericht [District Court] St. Gallen [translation available]

Hungary 17 June 1997 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court]

Russia 25 March 1997 Presidium of Supreme Court of Russian Federation (Resolution No. 4670/96) 11A1 [translation available]
 

China 17 October 1996 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1996/47] (Tinplate case) [translation available]

* Mexico 29 April 1996 Compromex Arbitration award 11B [translation available]

Russia 15 February 1996 Arbitration Court of Moscow City

* Austria 6 February 1996 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 11B [translation available]
 

* Switzerland 5 December 1995 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Gallen (Computer hardware devices case) 11A [translation available]

Austria 23 May 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Linz

* Belgium 2 May 1995 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt

* Australia 28 April 1995 Federal District Court, Adelaide (Roder v. Rosedown)

* United States 12 April 1995 State Appellate Court [Oregon] (GPL Treatment v. Louisiana-Pacific) 11A ; 11B

* Germany 8 March 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München 11A [translation available]
 

Germany 2 August 1994 Landgericht [District Court] München

* Germany 22 February 1994 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln 11A [translation available]
 

Germany 1 December 1993 Landgericht [District Court] Hanover

* Germany 1 December 1993 Landgericht [District Court] Memmingen 11B

United States 15 June 1993 Federal Appellate Court [5th Circuit] (Beijing Metals v. American Business Center) 11A1

Mexico 4 May 1993 Compromex Arbitration award 11A [translation available]
 

* Switzerland 21 December 1992 Zivilgericht [Civil Court] Basel [translation available]

United States 14 April 1992 Federal District Court [Southern Dist. NY] (Filanto v. Chilewich) 11B

* Hungary 24 March 1992 Fovárosi Bíróság [Metropolitan Court] 11A


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