Article 2 Litigation
Our attorneys can handle your UCC claim involving the sale of goods
One of the most important rules governing many business transactions is Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). If a business does not follow the rules outlined in this article, other businesses may be able to take legal action in response to such actions.
Our attorneys at Eller Tonnsen Bach, LLC can assist with any disputes you or your business may encounter involving Article 2 of the UCC. We thoroughly understand these rules and regulations. That’s because we have extensive experience dealing with these types of business litigation cases in South Carolina and North Carolina.
Don’t underestimate the complexity or the urgency of your legal matter. Our legal team has the knowledge and the expertise you need to address the issues facing your business in a timely, cost-effective manner. You can count on us when it matters most.
What is Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code?
Article 2 is part of a collection of rules known as the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). These rules are designed to make interstate commerce seamless nationwide. Article 2 was first enacted in 1952. That same year, Article 2A of the UCC was also enacted.
Article 2 specifically concerns the sale of goods. Article 2A concerns the lease of goods.
These rules are not federal laws. Instead, they are recommendations made by the Uniform Law Commission and the American Law Institute. Most states enacted these recommendations into law and created their own version of Article 2 and Article 2A of the UCC.
It’s also important to note that the rules in Article 2 are more default rules. If a more precise contract exists between two businesses, Article 2 of the UCC may not apply. However, it’s always advisable to consult with an experienced attorney on such complex legal matters.
What are common UCC Article 2 cases?
Legal cases involving Article 2 of the UCC can cover a wide range. Such cases often involve one party’s non-compliance with all or several parts of Article 2, including:
- Contract disputes involving the sale of goods.
- Failure to state the price of merchandise.
- Modifications made to commercial products without consideration.
Various other legal issues can come up in relation to Article 2. Depending on which state your business transaction took place in, different rules and regulations may apply as well. In addition, different rules often apply to “merchants” and “non merchants.” An experienced, business litigation attorney licensed to practice law in that state can assist you with your case and explain the different legal options available to you.
What are my legal options?
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your Article 2 claim, you may have several options available for resolving your dispute, including:
- Hiring an arbitrator or mediator to resolve your dispute.
- Negotiating a financial settlement in lieu of taking legal action.
- Obtaining a summary judgment to resolve your case.
- Filing a lawsuit against the business that violated Article 2 of the UCC in your state.
The financial stakes can be very high in such cases. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your dispute, your business could be adversely affected by such a legal matter. That’s why it’s important to consult with a knowledgeable lawyer focused on finding a solution that protects your business assets.
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Our business-savvy legal team has worked with a wide range of businesses, from entrepreneurs and small-business owners to Fortune 500 companies. In each case, we bring the same, focused intensity towards achieving the right result for each business. Our hands-on approach also involves keeping clients informed of the status of their case. That way, they can make informed decisions based on the facts.
Take decisive legal action if you’re involved in an Article 2 dispute. Contact us and discover what a dedicated attorney can do for you. Schedule an appointment at one of our three office locations in South Carolina and North Carolina.