Italy: Proof of handover of the goods to the carrier/forwarder is sufficient for filing a claim arising from a sale of goods in the insolvency table

By DOTT. MARILENA BACCI | 24.03.2021

In judgment no. 19719 of 22.09.2020, the Italian Court of Cassation affirmed that the seller's claim against the carrier/forwarder is sufficient for filing a claim in the insolvency table. Court of Cassation confirmed that the seller's claim against the buyer is to be regarded as established upon proof of the handover of the goods to the carrier or forwarder, since - in the absence of any other agreement - at this point in time, pursuant to Art. 1510 codice civile, ownership of the goods passes to the buyer (in this sense, judgments of the Italian Court of Cassation have already been handed down). In this sense, judgments of the Ital. Court of Cassation no. 13377/2018, 16971/2014 and 2817/99). The seller can therefore legitimately file his claim to the insolvency estate. 

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