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Some Suggestions For Nonurgent Reforms In The Ucc's Treatment Of Accommodation Parties, James A. Martin Jan 1973

Some Suggestions For Nonurgent Reforms In The Ucc's Treatment Of Accommodation Parties, James A. Martin

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Anyone who has studied those provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC or Code) that deal with accommodation parties-chiefly Sections 3-415, 3-416, and 3-606-knows a certain amount of despair at trying to decipher the meaning of these provisions. Fortunately, most of the problems raised are fairly narrow, and few of them have yet posed significant problems for the courts, either because they have not yet arisen or (more often) because the courts have cut through ambiguous language to reach desirable and justifiable results. Thus, most of the problems discussed below do not cry out for immediate legislative attention. The position ...