• Rechtssachenbeschreibung
    • Nationale Kennung: Supreme Court, Judgment 1 Ob 113/17z
    • Mitgliedstaat: Österreich
    • Gebräuchliche Bezeichnung:N/A
    • Art des Beschlusses: Beschluss des Obersten Gerichts
    • Beschlussdatum: 30/08/2017
    • Gericht: Supreme Court
    • Betreff:
    • Kläger:
    • Beklagter:
    • Schlagworte: B2C, unfair terms
  • Artikel der Richtlinie
    Unfair Contract Terms Directive, link
  • Leitsatz


    Even factual claims in general terms and conditions or contract forms are subject to the transparency requirement of Section 6 (3) KSchG and can be reviewed in a class action suit for compliance.

  • Sachverhalt

    The defendant manages a credit institution and also concludes contracts with consumers within the scope of its activities. In the course of business with consumers, it uses general terms and conditions and boilerplate contract forms.

  • Rechtsfrage

    Review of clauses in general terms and conditions and boilerplate contract forms.

  • Entscheidung

    The fact that a consumer can be barred from enforcing his rights by a preset intransparent confirmation clause as well as by a contractual clause specifically noting so, justifies the application of the review function on declarations of knowledge pursuant to article 6 (3) KSchG even in class action suits.

    Any blank confirmations contained in general terms and conditions or contract forms concerning the information provided are, therefore, invalid.

    This applies in particular to clauses relating to assumption of knowledge of 'all material conditions and consequences', 'any costs and benefits incurred', 'all product documentation' and 'information on opportunities and risks'. These terms are vague within the meaning of Section 6 (3) KSchG.

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  • Verbundene Rechtssachen

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  • Ergebnis
    The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal.