Friday, April 25, 2014

Valuable Reading for Commercial Law

Now that most states have adopted the 2010 Amendments to Article 9, a new copy of the ABA's Portable UCC (5th edition) might be helpful, if you've not already seen it.  In other interesting new reads:

1. The CISG as Soft Law & Choice of Law: Gōjū Ryū? (Lisa Spagnolo).
2. UCC Suvey - Sales (Jennifer Martin).  Highlighting cases from 2013 decided under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Particular Article 2 highlights include the mixed goods case of Whitecap Investment Corp. v. Putnam Lumber & Export Co., a case involving multiple transactions for treated lumber where the court found that application of the “predominant purpose” test to determine whether Article 2, or common law, applies to disputes is dependent upon whether the parties have an overriding agreement for the transactions or whether the court evaluates each individual transaction on its own. The Sales Survey also took up the merchants must read their mail case of Brooks Peanut Co., Inc. v. Great Southern Peanut, LLC., a case involving peanut brokers and communications among the parties and their brokers.
3. The Uniform Commercial Code Survey: Letters of Credit (James Barnes & James Byrne).  This survey concentrates on the most significant letter of credit ("LC") issues addressed in cases decided in the United States in the year 2012.
4. The Incoherent Role of Bargaining Power in Contract Law (Max Helveston & Michael Jacobs). 

This paper was presented at the KCON in February.

Here it the video for that session:

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