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Article 10

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UNCITRAL Digest cases for Article 10 plus added cases for this Article

UNCITRAL has identified relevant cases in Digests containing case annotations for each article of the CISG. UNCITRAL cites 16 cases in its 2012 Digest of Art. 10 case law:

Austria      3           Italy      1           Switzerland        2
Belgium 1 Russian Federation      1           United States       2
France      1 Serbia   1                
Germany      3 Spain   1           TOTAL:   16

Presented below is a composite list of Art. 10 cases reporting UNCITRAL Digest cases and other Art. 10 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 2 April 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.

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.

United States 17 September 2013 Federal District Court [New Jersey] (FPM Financial Services v. Redline Products)

United States 5 March 2013 Federal District Court [Illinois] (VLM Food Trading International, Inc. v. Illinois Trading Co., et al) 10A

Netherlands 28 November 2012 District Court Rotterdam (Chargers case) 10A ; 10A1

Switzerland 14 June 2012 Commercial Court St. Gallen (Organic juices and organic oil case)

* Germany 2 April 2009 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Hamm

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

* Serbia 15 July 2008 Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Milk packaging equipment case) 10A [translation available]

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

Switzerland 23 May 2006 Tribunal cantonal [Higher Cantonal Court] Valais (Suits case) 10A [translation available]

United States 6 January 2006 Federal District Court [Pennsylvania] (American Mint LLC v. GOSoftware, Inc.) 10A

Greece 2006 Decision 63/2006 of the Court of Appeals of Lamia (Sunflower seed case) [editorial analysis available]

* United States 2 November 2005 Federal District Court [California] (McDowell Valley Vineyards, Inc. v. Sabaté USA Inc. et al.) 10A

United States 16 August 2005 Federal District Court [Pennsylvania] (American Mint LLC v. GOSoftware, Inc.)

United States 28 February 2005 Superior Court of Massachusetts (Vision Systems, Inc. v. EMC Corporation) 10A

* Austria 26 January 2005 Oberster Gerichtshof [Supreme Court] 10A [translation available]

Switzerland 3 November 2004 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] 10A [translation available]

* Austria 29 July 2004 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Graz (Construction equipment case) 10A1 [translation available]

Russia 24 February 2004 Arbitration Award 136/2003 10A [translation available]

Switzerland 19 August 2003 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais 10A [translation available]

* Germany 11 June 2003 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg [translation available]

* Spain 7 June 2003 Audiencia Provincial [Appellate Court] Valencia [translation available]

Belgium 13 May 2003 Rechtbank van Koophandel [Commercial Court] Hasselt (Vandenbrand v.BVBA Textura Trading Company)

* Switzerland 2 December 2002 Tribunal Cantonal [Appellate Court] Valais [translation available]

* Italy 28 September 2001 Milan Arbitration proceeding (Steel wire case) 10A [English text]

* United States 27 July 2001 U.S. District Court [California] (Asante v. PMC-Sierra) 10A

Germany 13 November 2000 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Köln 10A [translation available]

* France 24 October 2000 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Colmar 10A [translation available]

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

* Germany 28 February 2000 Oberlandesgericht [Appellate Court] Stuttgart 10A [translation available]

ICC 2000 International Court of Arbitration, Case 9781 10A [English text]

* Belgium 2 June 1999 Rechtbank van Koophandel [District Court] Hasselt

* Russia 11 May 1997 Arbitration award 2/1995 10A1 [translation available]

* Switzerland 20 February 1997 Bezirksgericht [District Court] Saane 10A [translation available]

Germany 21 August 1995 Landgericht [District Court] Ellwangen 10A [translation available]

France 4 January 1995 Cour de Cassation [Supreme Court] 10A [translation available]

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

ICC 1994 International Court of Arbitration, Case 7531 10A [English text]

France 22 April 1992 Cour d'appel [Appellate Court] Paris 10A

Germany 26 September 1990 Landgericht [District Court] Hamburg

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