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Ucc Proposals Concerning Consumer Transactions, James J. White Jan 1997

Ucc Proposals Concerning Consumer Transactions, James J. White

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Professor Grant Gilmore once suggested that farmers would like a two section law. Section one would state "It shall be against the law to refuse to lend money to a farmer." Section two would state "It shall be against the law to collect a debt from a farmer." In a similar vein one might state the iron rule of consumer law, namely "No right that has ever been granted to a consumer, however ill considered and unjustified, may thereafter be withdrawn." Believing that some of the proposals for consumer protection that have been added in Revised Article 9 are not ...


Article 5 - Recent Developments, James J. White Jan 1997

Article 5 - Recent Developments, James J. White

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I. Mitigation in Letter of Credit Transactions Assume a Buyer has procured a letter of credit to pay for contracted goods but no longer wants the goods. The Buyer and the Issuer would like to force the Beneficiary to mitigate. Assume that both the Issuer and Applicant repudiate their obligation or that the Applicant has failed and the Issuer repudiates its obligation to pay under the letter of credit. At the moment of repudiation the price for a gallon of the underlying oil that is the subject of the letter of credit is $.75 and that the letter of credit ...


The Intersection Of Articles 2 And 9, Steven L. Harris, James J. White Jan 1996

The Intersection Of Articles 2 And 9, Steven L. Harris, James J. White

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I. Standard Form Contracts II. Buyer in Ordinary Course; Prepaying Buyer III. Consignments IV. Seller's Right to Reclaim Delivered Goods


The Intersections Of Articles 2 And 9: Recommendations For Clarification And Revisions, Richard E. Speidel, James J. White Jan 1995

The Intersections Of Articles 2 And 9: Recommendations For Clarification And Revisions, Richard E. Speidel, James J. White

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Both Article 2, Sales and Article 9, Secured Transactions are under revision. The process of coordination is underway, but there is still much work to do. The following materials identify the major issues at the intersections and some tentative solutions. All references are to the 1990 Official Text of the Uniform Commercial Code unless otherwise stated. When stated, references are to the October, 1995 Draft of Article 2 and the July, 1995 Draft of Article 9.


Warranties And Remedies On Breach: Proposed Revision Of Article 2 And Related Proposals Concerning Products Liability Law, Richard E. Speidel, James J. White Jan 1995

Warranties And Remedies On Breach: Proposed Revision Of Article 2 And Related Proposals Concerning Products Liability Law, Richard E. Speidel, James J. White

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The following materials contain (1) the warranty provisions, ยงยง2-313 through 2-318, from the October, 1995 Draft of Revised Article 2, Sales, with selected Reporter's Notes; (2) Discussion questions on warranties; and (3) A comparison of Revised Article 2 and the ALl's Products Liability Restatement (Tent. Draft #2, March 13, 1995), with discussion problems.


Proposed Revisions Concerning Products Liability Caveat Vendor, James J. White Jan 1994

Proposed Revisions Concerning Products Liability Caveat Vendor, James J. White

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Both industrial sellers and consumer sellers should look at proposals for revision of the sections relating to warranty liability in Article 2. Particularly important are the sections on warranty, express and implied, on third-party liability, disclaimers and limitation of remedy, notice, and statute of limitations. Using current law as a baseline, revised Article 2 increases sellers' liability in at least half a dozen ways and decreases it in no significant way.