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Article 31

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 31 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 37 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 31 case law:

Austria      2           Germany      13           Spain   1
Denmark    1 Italy        5 Switzerland        2
European Court    2 Montenegro        1         
France      5 Netherlands        5 TOTAL:   37

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 31 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 31 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 June 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.

Switzerland 2 April 2015 Bundesgericht 31A

Germany 3 July 2014 Appellate Court Brandenburg (Plants case) 31B1

Germany 28 May 2014 Federal Supreme Court (Bowling alleys case) [translation available]

France 25 September 2013 Cour d'appel de Riom 31A

Switzerland 23 April 2013 Bundesgericht [Supreme Court] (Watches case)

Switzerland 5 March 2013 Appellate Court Zug (Marble slabs case)

Netherlands 23 January 2013 District Court 's-Hertogenbosch (Conveyor belts case)

Germany 7 November 2012 Federal Supreme Court (Glass fibre cables case) 31A

Germany 29 February 2012 Appellate Court Köln (Fiberglass case)

Russia 27 July 2011 Judicial Division of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian

Netherlands 26 July 2011 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's-Gravenhage (Barber Foods BV v. DSL Distribution) 31A ; 31A1

Bulgaria 23 June 2012 Municipal Court of Plovdiv 31A

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

France 19 November 2010 Cour d’appel de Paris (Makeup chairs case) 31A

Serbia 4 November 2010 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Calcimine case)

Slovak Republic 11 October 2010 District Court in Michalovce 31A [translation available]

Netherlands 21 July 2010 [District Court] 's-Hertogenbosch (GEMCO Mobile Systems BV v. Communications Magnet Motor Gmbh) 31A ; 31A1

* Germany 23 June 2010 Bundesgerichtshof 31B1

France 18 March 2010 Appellate Court Paris 31A1

* European Court of Justice 25 February 2010 (Car Trim GmbH v KeySafety Systems Srl.)

Serbia 26 January 2010 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Hot-rolled sheets case)

Netherlands 23 December 2009 Rechtbank [District Court] Rotterdam (Helvoet Rubber & Plastic Technologies B.V. v. Klöckner Desma Elastomertechnik GmbH) 31A [translation available]

* Italy 5 October 2009 Corte di Casszzione [Supreme Court] (Cirio dal Monte S.p.A. v. Kaufland Warenhandel GmbH) 31A

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

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

* Switzerland 26 June 2009 Bundesgericht [Federal Supreme Court] (Graffiti protection coating case) 31A [translation available]

Spain 24 March 2009 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] (Cuttlefish case) 31A [translation available]

Slovak Republic 24 February 2009 District Court in Komarno (Potatoes case) [translation available]

Switzerland 6 February 2009 Obergericht [Appellate Court] Zürich (Graffiti protection coating case) 31A [translation available]

Germany 15 January 2009 Appellate Court Karlsruhe (Light equipment case) 31A ; 31C1

Greece 2009 Decision 2282/2009 of the Multi-Member Court of First Instance of Athens (Movable goods case) [editorial analysis available]

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

Serbia 30 September 2008 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (One-day old female chicken case)

Serbia 30 September 2008 Foreign Trade Court attached to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Fresh plums case)

Germany 9 July 2008 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] (Airbag parts case) 31A [translation available]

Switzerland 19 May 2008 Cour supreme du canton [Appellate Court] Berne

Greece 2008 Decision 16319/2007 of the Single-Member Court of First Instance of Thessalonica (Tomatoes and lemons case) [editorial analysis available]

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

Germany 20 December 2007 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Oldenburg (Industrial tools case) [translation available]

Croatia 27 September 2007 High Commercial Court [Appellate Court] 31A

Netherlands 21 August 2007 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Arnhem

Italy 24 June 2007 Corte di Cassazione [Supreme Court]

Switzerland 19 June 2007 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Aargau (Railway rails case) [translation available]

Germany 11 June 2007 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Dresden (Airbag parts case) 31A [translation available]

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

Germany 7 March 2007 Landgericht [District Court] Siegen (Smith pieces case)

* Montenegro 20 February 2007 Appellate Court (Hartman LLC v. Grlic Plus LLC) [translation available]

Italy 3 January 2007 Court Supremo di Cassazione [Supreme Court] (Bourjois S.A.S. v. Gommatex Poliuretani S.p.A.) 31A [translation available]

Italy 9 December 2006 Tribunale [District Court] Verona (Specchiasol S.r.l v. Labofatorios Vendrell S.A.)

Germany 23 October 2006 Landgericht [District Court] Bamberg (Plants case) [translation available]

* Netherlands 29 September 2006 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's-Gravenge (All Trade B.V. v. CM Supplies (UK) Limited) 31A

Italy 27 September 2006 Court Supremo di Cassazione [Supreme Court] (Saneco S.A. v. Toscoline S.r.l.) 31A

Germany 20 September 2006 Landgericht [District Court] Krefeld (Charcoal case) 31A [translation available]

China September 2006 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2006/14] (Spare parts case) [translation available]

Italy 24 August 2006 Tribunale [District Court] di Rovereto (Euroflash Impression S.a.s. v. Arconvert S.p.A.)

* Netherlands 15 August 2006 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] Arnhem

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

Slovak Republic 26 May 2006 Supreme Court (Wafers case) [translation available]

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

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

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

China February 2006 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2006/16] (Fluorite case) [translation available]

* Italy 10 January 2006 Tribunale [District Court] Padova (Merry-go-rounds case) [translation available]

Germany 3 August 2005 Landgericht [District Court] Neubrandenburg (Pitted sour cherries case) [translation available]

Switzerland 27 May 2005 Tribunal cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais (Welding devices case) 31A [translation available]

Germany 13 May 2005 Landgericht [District Court] Freiburg (PVC light panel case) 31A [translation available]

Austria 14 December 2004 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 31A [translation available]

Germany 26 October 2004 Landgericht [District Court] Saarbrücken [translation available]

Italy 20 September 2004 Corte Suprema di Cassazione [Supreme Court] [translation available]

Italy 28 August 2004 Tribunale [District Court] Rovereto 31A [translation available]

Belgium 4 June 2004 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Kortrijk [translation available]

Austria 1 June 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Wein 31B1 [detailed abstract available]

China June 2004 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG 2004/08] (Citric acid case) [translation available]

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

Netherlands 12 May 2004 Rechtbank [District Court] 's-Hertogenbosch

Germany 23 March 2004 Landgericht [District Court] München

ICC February 2004 Arbitration Case No. 12365 (Cement products case) 31A ; 31B

Switzerland 11 December 2003 Kantonsgericht [District Court] Zug 31A [detailed abstract available]

Germany 10 December 2003 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe [translation available]

Belgium 4 December 2003 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Kortrijk

Belgium 11 September 2003 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Gent

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

France 20 May 2003 Supreme Court (Data processing equipment case) 31A1 ; 31B1

Belgium 7 May 2003 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court for Commercial Matters] Hasselt

* Germany 19 December 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe 31C [translation available]

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

France 28 November 2002 Cour d’appel [Appellate Court] Versailles 31A

Italy 18 October 2002 Court Supremo di Cassazione [Supreme Court] (Janssen Cosmeceutical Care GmbH v. Munda Alberto)

* Germany 4 October 2002 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Koblenz 31A [translation available]

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

Russia 24 January 2002 Arbitration Award No. 27/2001 31A [translation available]

Germany 12 November 2001 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm (Memory module case) 31A [translation available]

* Germany 16 July 2001 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln 31A ; 31B ; 31C [translation available]

France 26 June 2001 Cour de Cassation [Supreme Court] [E 99-14.844]

Spain 18 June 2001 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Murcia 31A [translation available]

Spain 15 June 2001 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Baleares [translation available]

Belgium 19 April 2001 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Kortrijk 31A

* France 29 March 2001 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Orléans 31A1 [translation available]

* Denmark 15 February 2001 Højesteret [Supreme Court] 31A [translation available]

Germany 16 January 2001 Landgericht [District Court] Aachen

France 6 October 2000 Tribunal de commerce [District Court] Montargis

Italy 3 July 2000 Tribunale [District Court] Reggio Emilia 31A [translation available]

* Italy 19 June 2000 Suprema Corte di Cassazione [Supreme Court] 31A

Switzerland 26 May 2000 Tribunal cantonal [Appellate Court] Vaud (Asphalt case)

* Germany 13 April 2000 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Duisburg 31A [translation available]

Belgium 29 March 2000 Hof van Beroep [Appellate Court] Gent

* Italy 10 March 2000 Court Supremo di Cassazione [Supreme Court] (Krauss Maffei AG v. Bristol Meyer Squibb S.p.A.)

Greece 8 March 2000 Decision 1314/2000 of the Single-Member Court of First Instance of Athens (Tiles case) [editorial analysis available]

* Germany 3 December 1999 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München 31B1 [translation available]

Germany 28 October 1999 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Braunschweig [translation available]

Spain 20 October 1999 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Alecante 31A

Germany 12 October 1999 Amtsgericht [Lower Court] Stendal

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

* Netherlands 21 May 1999 Hoge Raad [Supreme Court] 31A

Switzerland 8 April 1999 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich [translation available]

* Germany 24 March 1999 Landgericht [District Court] Flensburg 31A1 [translation available]

ICC March 1999 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9978

* Switzerland 10 February 1999 Handelsgericht [Commercial Court] Zürich 31A1 [translation available]

Germany 29 December 1998 Hamburg Arbitration award [translation available]

* Germany 22 September 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Oldenburg [translation available]

Austria 10 September 1998 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [2 Ob 208/98x] 31A

* Austria 10 September 1998 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] [2 Ob 221/98h] 31A

* France 16 July 1998 Cour de Cassation [Supreme Court] 31A1 [translation available]

* Germany 23 June 1998 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm 31C [translation available]

Japan 19 March 1998 Tokyo Chiho Saibansho [District Court]

* France 18 March 1998 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Paris 31C [translation available]

* France 4 March 1998 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Paris 31C1 [translation available]

* France 2 December 1997 Cour de Cassation [Supreme Court] 31A [translation available]

Germany 5 November 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm 31A [translation available]

* Spain 31 October 1997 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Cordoba 31A

France 28 October 1997 Tribunal de commerce [District Court] Paris

* Netherlands 26 September 1997 Hoge Raad [Supreme Court] 31A1

China 18 August 1997 CIETAC Arbitration Award [CISG/1997/26] (Vitamin C case) [translation available]

Netherlands 24 July 1997 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's Hertogenbosch 31A1

Belgium 29 May 1997 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Gent

Austria 4 March 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Wien (Vienna)

* Germany 8 January 1997 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln 31B1 [translation available]

Belgium 6 January 1997 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Kortrijk 31A1

* Germany 11 December 1996 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] 31B [translation available]

Germany 19 April 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Aachen

Germany 3 April 1996 Bundesgerichtshof [Federal Supreme Court] 31D [translation available]

Germany 27 March 1996 Landgericht [District Court] Oldenburg (Clothes case) [translation available]

Germany 8 March 1996 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamburg

Netherlands 5 March 1996 Arrondissementsrechtbank [District Court] Breda

Argentina 31 October 1995 Cámara Nacional de Apelaciones en lo Comercial [Appellate Court] (Bedial v. Müggenburg) 31A [translation available]

* Netherlands 9 October 1995 Gerechtshof [Appellate Court] 's Hertogenbosch 31A1

Germany 22 September 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München

Germany 10 May 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Landshut

Germany 27 April 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Schleswig-Holstein

Germany 5 April 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Landshut [translation available]

France 29 March 1995 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Grenoble 31A ; 31C1 [translation available]

Germany 8 February 1995 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] München [7 U 1720/94] [translation available]

* European Court of Justice 29 June 1994 (Custom Made Commercial v. Stawa Metallbau)

Germany 27 April 1994 Landgericht [District Court] Oldenburg

Argentina 18 March 1994 Commercial Court of Original Jurisdiction, Buenos Aires (Bedial v. Müggenburg) 31A [translation available]

* Germany 14 May 1993 Landgericht [District Court] Aachen 31B ; 31C [translation available]

Germany 24 November 1992 Landgericht [District Court] Krefeld (Shoes case) [translation available]

* Germany 20 November 1992 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Karlsruhe (Frozen chicken case) 31A1 [translation available]

* Italy 19 November 1992 Corte Costituzionale [Constitutional Court] 31A1 [translation available]

Germany 13 January 1992 Landgericht [District Court] Baden-Baden

Germany 23 February 1990 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Koblenz 31C1

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