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CISG-online number
2545
Case name
Hungarian injection moulding tools case
Jurisdiction
Germany
Court
Bundesgerichtshof (German Supreme Court)
Chamber
VIII. Zivilsenat (8th panel for civil matters)
Judges
Dr. Karin Milger (Presiding Judge), Frank Kosziol (Judge), Dr. Gabriele Hessel (Judge), Dr. Ralph Bünger (Judge), Dr. Rhona Fetzer (Judge)
Date of decision
24 September 2014
Case nr./docket nr.
VIII ZR 394/12
Claimant 1
Place of business
Hungary
Role in transaction
Seller
Respondent 1
Place of business
Germany
Role in transaction
Buyer
Case History
Hungarian injection moulding tools case
Landgericht Zweibrücken (District Court Zweibrücken)
Germany, 19 March 2010 – 6 HKO 13/03, CISG-online 2794
Hungarian injection moulding tools case
Oberlandesgericht Zweibrücken (Court of Appeal Zweibrücken)
Germany, 29 October 2012 – 8 U 22/10, CISG-online 2696
affirming in part, reversing in part
Present decision
Seller 1
Place of business
Hungary
Buyer 1
Place of business
Germany
Category of goods
72: Machinery specialized for particular industries
Goods as per contract
Injection moulding tools
Price
471'626.00 DEM (Deutsche Mark)
CISG applicable
yes, Art. 1(1)(a)
CISG applied
yes
Key CISG provisions applied
Art. 4(1); Art. 7(1); Art. 7(2); Art. 25; Art. 35(1); Art. 35(2)(a); Art. 35(2)(b); Art. 39; Art. 40; Art. 45(1)(b); Art. 45(2); Art. 46(2); Art. 46(3); Art. 47(1); Art. 48(1); Art. 49(1)(a); Art. 49(1)(b); Art. 49(2)(b); Art. 53; Art. 58(1); Art. 72(1); Art. 74; Art. 81(1); Art. 81(2); Art. 84(2); Art. 88(3)
CISG provisions also cited
Art. 3(1); Art. 26; Art. 29(1); Art. 58(2); Art. 71; Art. 77; Art. 80; Art. 82
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This decision cites the following CISG-AC Opinion 1
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Decision published in 14
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CLOUT number
1884
Case identifier in the old Albert H. Kritzer Database
140924g1
Comments on this decision 6
Christian Förster, 'Wesentliche Vertragsverletzung und Aufrechnung von Forderungen nach UN-Kaufrecht', Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (NJW) (2015), 830–833 [– in German]
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Peter Huber, 'UN-Kaufrecht: Bewährtes zu den Leistungsstörungen und Neues zur Aufrechnung', Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) (2017), 268 [– in German]
Ulrich Magnus, 'Borderline Problems of the CISG', in: Eppur si muove: The Age of Uniform Law – Essays in honour of Michael Joachim Bonell to celebrate his 70th birthday, Rome: UNIDROIT (2016), 1771–1792, at 1783–1786 [– in English]
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Sebastian Schnell, 'Anmerkung zu BGH: CISG - zum Wegfall des Erfüllungsinteresses des Käufers wegen wesentlicher Vertragsverletzung - Aufrechnung von gegenseitigen Forderungen', BetriebsBerater (BB) (2015), 398–404 [– in German]
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