Patterns of Drafting Errors in the Uniform Commercial Code and How Courts Should Respond to Them
Gregory E. Maggs
George Washington University Law School
University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 81, 2002
GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 379
GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 379
This article identifies eight recurring patterns of drafting in the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). For each of these patterns, and for other idiosyncratic errors, the article recommends specific judicial responses. These responses take advantage of many of the UCC's unique characteristics. While the problem of drafting errors in the UCC may seem minor in light of the model code's high overall quality, the suggested responses can lead to a more efficient and effective application of the statute.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 50
Keywords: UCC, U.C.C., Uniform Commercial Code, legislative drafting, drafting errors, statutory interpretation
JEL Classification: K12
Date posted: June 15, 2005
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