Harry H. Dikranian and LRMM were credited for their contributions in an article, published in the Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal, titled “VLM Food Trading International, Inc. v. Illinois Trading Company, an Exercise on the Battle of the Forms Under the CISG and the UCC”.
The following is an abstract of the article. Click here for the full text of the article.
In VLM Food Trading International, Inc. v. Illinois Trading Company, the Seventh Circuit considered a recent and important battle of the forms problem. It held that the CISG, not the U.C.C., applied to a sales contract between a Canadian seller and an Illinois buyer. It also held that a clause added in a trailing invoice did not become part of the contract under the CISG. This article describes the case and the issues raised and offers advice to lawyers faced with similar situations.