Uniform Commercial Code

  • What is the UCC?

    … What is the UCC? A Business FAQ with Joshua A. Diveley. The UCC is a set of uniform laws that have been developed as kind of a recommendation for the states to apply and adopt for their states. It stands for Uniform Commercial Code and it covers different commercial matters like sales of goods, secure transactions and negotiable instruments…

    PVW Tax & Business Law Blog
  • Foreign and Unexpected Items in Food: Pt 1

    … Commercial Code, that the Defendant had a duty as a seller of goods- to make sure that they were reasonably safe and fit for their ordinary purpose (in this case consumption). And due to the fact that there was a bone present in the chowder- liability must attach because bones are not fit for ordinary human consumption. The Defendant argued…

  • This Email Isn’t Worth the Paper It Isn’t Written On

    …, 15 U.S.C. ch. 96, and UETA, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (applicable in every state except Illinois, New York and Washington), is, with some small exceptions for deeds, wills and the like, just as good as a written contract. But not all writings form part of a contract, and neither do all emails. A recent (unpublished) case out of New…

    3 readers - Richard Goldfarb/ Food Liability Law Blog
  • A Cereal. A Rabbi. A Peppercorn.

    … it, to what extent might it have worked? That’s a critical question that involves not just contract law, but the Federal Arbitration Act and the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution, and it’s something on which the U.S. Supreme Court has a view that’s not too hard to discern. What I’ve tried to do is to analyze it in a more systematic way…

    2 readers - Richard Goldfarb/ Food Liability Law Blog
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