Symptomrechtsprechung

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14:58 Dec 6, 2016
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s) / Building contracts
German term or phrase: Symptomrechtsprechung
Nach der so genannten Symptomrechtsprechung genügt es, wenn der Mangel sinnlich wahrgenommen und in seinem äußeren Erscheinungsbild beschrieben wird. Das bedeutet, dass der Bauherr weder in außergerichtlichen Schreiben noch in Schriftsätzen, mit denen er seine Ansprüche geltend macht, eine Mangelursache angeben muss.
Tamara Wood
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3 +1Symptom theory , s.u.
Johanna Timm, PhD
3 +1"Sympton Jurisprudence" or "Symptomatic Jurisprudence"
Martin Ris
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Background
Kim Metzger

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19 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
"Sympton Jurisprudence" or "Symptomatic Jurisprudence"


Explanation:
As there is (probably) no such thing in US jurisprudence, and the text itself explains what it is, I think you could just translate it literally and put it in quotes. As such, in the translation, it becomes a defined term, whereas in the German text, it seems to refer to an actual jurisprudential method.

Martin Ris
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agree  fbbest: I would explain [ description of symptoms rather than the causes of defects] -
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Symptom theory , s.u.


Explanation:

i.e "established/consistent practice of German courts to rule in line with/invoke the so-called "Theory of symptoms"....

Symptomtheorie
English: 'Theory of Symptoms' developed by the German Supreme Court, acc. to which the purchaser is only required to show the symptom caused by a defect and not the defect itself.

Die Symptomtheorie ist im Werkvertragsrecht zu beachten. Sie ist eine wesentliche Grundlage in den Fällen, in denen Mängel der Werkleistung geltend gemacht werden.


    Reference: http://lexikon.immobilien-fachwissen.de/index.php?UID=270550...
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
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agree  Kim Metzger: Yes, that sounds right.
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Reference: Background

Reference information:
A number of decisions have noted that each claimed non-conformity must be specifically described, and the fact that notice may be sufficiently specific as to one defect does not mean that the notice requirement for other claimed defects is satisfied.[65] The specificity requirement has been applied to oral notice of lack of conformity.[66] On the other hand, several decisions have warned against setting up an overly-demanding standard of specificity.[67] It has also been suggested that different standards of specificity are required of different kinds of buyers, with expert buyers expected to provide more detailed notice.[68] In the case of machinery and technical equipment, it has been found that the specificity requirement is satisfied by a description of the symptoms of a lack of conformity, and that an explanation of the underlying causes is not required. http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/cisg/text/digest-art-39.html

Kim Metzger
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