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CISG-online number
696
Case name
Usinor Industeel v. Leeco Steel Products, Inc.
Jurisdiction
USA
Court
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Judge
Lindberg (Senior District Judge)
Date of decision
28 March 2002
Case nr./docket nr.
02 C 0540
Claimant 1
Name
Usinor Industeel
Place of business
France
Role in transaction
Seller
Respondent 1
Name
Leeco Steel Products, Inc.
Place of business
USA
Role in transaction
Buyer
Seller 1
Name
Usinor Industeel
Place of business
France
Role in trade
Manufacturer of the goods sold
Buyer 1
Name
Leeco Steel Products, Inc.
Place of business
USA
Role in trade
Dealer / Trader
Category of goods
67: Iron and steel
Goods as per contract
Creusabro 8000 steel
CISG applicable
yes, Art. 1(1)(a)
CISG applied
yes
Key CISG provisions applied
Art. 4(b)
CISG provisions also cited
Art. 1(1)(a); Art. 7
Non-provision-specific issues addressed
Retention of title clause in CISG contract
This decision cites the following other CISG-online cases 4
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MCC-Marble Ceramic Center, Inc. v. Ceramica Nuova D'Agostino S.p.A.
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Roder Zelt- und Hallenkonstruktionen GmbH v. Rosedown Park Pty Ltd
Federal Court of Australia
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CNA Int'l, Inc. v. Guangdong Kelon Electronical Holdings et al.
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Ajax Tool Works, Inc. v. Can-Eng Manufacturing Ltd.
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Chicago Prime Packers, Inc, v. Northam Food Trading Co.
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Chicago Prime Packers, Inc. v. Northam Food Trading Co.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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Caterpillar, Inc. et al. v. Usinor Industeel et al.
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Al Palazzo S.r.l. v. Bernardaud S.A.
Tribunale di Rimini (District Court Rimini)
Italy, 26 November 2002 – 3095, CISG-online 737
American Mint LLC et al. v. GoSoftware, Inc.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
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American Mint LLC et al. v. GoSoftware, Inc.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
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Granjas Aquanova S.A. de C.V. v. House Manufacturing Co. Inc.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
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MCF Liquidation, LLC v. International Suntrade, Inc. et al.
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Decision published in 2
209 Federal Supplement, Second Series (F. Supp. 2d) 880
47 Uniform Commercial Code Reporting Service, 2d (UCC Rep.Serv.2d) 887
CLOUT number
613
Case identifier in the old Albert H. Kritzer Database
020328u1
Comments on this decision 4
Larry A. DiMatteo, Lucien Dhooge, Stephanie Greene, Virginia Maurer & Marisa Pagnattaro, 'The Interpretive Turn in International Sales Law: An Analysis of Fifteen Years of CISG Jurisprudence', 34 Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business (Nw. J. Int'l L. & Bus) (2004), 299–440, at 431–432 [– in English]  
Marlyse McQuillen, 'The Development of a Federal CISG Common Law in U.S. Courts: Patterns of Interpretation and Citation', 61 University of Miami Law Review (U. Miami L. Rev.) (2007), 509–537 [– in English]  
Christian Thiele, 'Das UN-Kaufrecht vor US-amerikanischen Gerichten - zugleich Anmerkung zu Viva Vino Import Corp. v Farnese Vini S.r.l.', Internationales Handelsrecht (IHR) (2002), 8–14, at 12–13 [– in German]
Steven Walt, 'Implementing CISG's Scope Provisions: Validity and Three-Party Cases', 35 Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal (UCC L.J.) (2002), 43–62, at 48–57 [– in English]
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