Legal evaluation

Semi-precast floors. Rust spots, traces of rubber abrasion, voids –

The present case refers to the legal relationship between the shell construction contractor and the precast producer that manufactures and delivers the semi-precast floor units. Pursuant to section 651 BGB (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch; German Civil Code), this relationship should be considered a purchase contract rather than a contract for work provided the precast producer was not commissioned with installing the semi-precast floors. A contract for work would have existed if the precast plant had been under the contractual obligation to install the components. Since 1 January 2002, section...

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