Documentary Compliance in Letter of Credit Law: What’s in a Name, and What Need for an Original?

Piaggio & C.S.p.A. v. The Bank of Nova Scotia, No. 1, 2011

Wayne State University Law School Research Paper No. 2013-15

11 Pages Posted: 12 May 2013  

John Dolan

Wayne State University Law School

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This article analyzes a moderately complex documentary compliance case that involved the misnaming of the beneficiary on various documents and the failure to present the original of the letter of credit. The piece concludes that courts must not impose factual inquiry duties on credit issuers who should be able to dishonor when the beneficiary’s name on documents varies the name in the credit itself and should not be required to take bonds or other security when the beneficiary fails to present the original of the credit as the letter of credit requires.

Suggested Citation

Dolan, John, Documentary Compliance in Letter of Credit Law: What’s in a Name, and What Need for an Original? (2011). Piaggio & C.S.p.A. v. The Bank of Nova Scotia, No. 1, 2011; Wayne State University Law School Research Paper No. 2013-15. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2263465

John Dolan (Contact Author)

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