Negotiable Instruments and Other Payment Systems: Problems and Materials, 2004

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This new, primarily problem-based text comprehensively covers the concepts and intricacies of negotiable instruments, while also providing substantial analysis and materials regarding the bank-customer relationship and alternative payments systems, including credit cards and electronic funds transfers. The authors are both award-winning teachers who believe that the course should train students to read and interpret statutes, to recognize relevant facts, and to apply the statutory rules to such facts in ways that demonstrate the students' sensitivity to ambiguities in the rules and in the facts. Consequently, the text provides a plentiful supply of carefully crafted problems designed to enable students to develop these skills while mastering the substance of negotiable instruments law.

The accompanying Teacher's Manual (available only to professors) gives clear answers to each of the problems and offers many helpful pedagogic suggestions.

The text is fully current and examines the important issues raised by recent revisions to the UCC. In addition, the text contains several extremely valuable and user-friendly appendices, including a full glossary, which should make it largely unnecessary for an instructor to recommend any non-statutory supplements.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Payment Systems .... xviii

Chapter 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS LAW .... 1
Chapter 2 NEGOTIABILITY .... 9
Chapter 3 THE LIFE OF AN INSTRUMENT .... 29
Chapter 4 PARTIES ENTITLED TO ENFORCE AN INSTRUMENT .... 47
Chapter 5 LIABILITY ON AN INSTRUMENT .... 53
Chapter 6 LIABILITY ON AN INSTRUMENT SIGNED BY AN AGENT .... 73
Chapter 7 ACCOMMODATION PARTIES .... 81
Chapter 8 A DEFENDANTS RESPONSES TO A SUIT TO ENFORCE AN INSTRUMENT .... 89
Chapter 9 THE HOLDER IN DUE COURSE DOCTRINE .... 115
Chapter 10 WARRANTY LIABILITY .... 145
Chapter 11 CONVERSION LIABILITY .... 161
Chapter 12 THE BANK-CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP .... 171
Chapter 13 STOP PAYMENT ORDERS .... 181
Chapter 14 WRONGFUL DISHONOR .... 199
Chapter 15 BANK COLLECTION .... 207
Chapter 16 SPECIAL PROBLEMS: FORGERIES AND MISSING SIGNATURES .... 221
Chapter 17 UNAUTHORIZED SIGNATURES AND ALTERATIONS TREATED AS IF THEY WERE AUTHORIZED .... 231
Chapter 18 CONSUMER ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS .... 249
Chapter 19 COMMERCIAL ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS .... 267
Chapter 20 CREDIT CARDS .... 285

Appendix 1 GLOSSARY .... 305
Appendix 2 TAKING AN INSTRUMENT AS ACCORD AND SATISFACTION .... 321
Appendix 3 PLAINTIFF-DEFENDANT TABLE .... 325
Appendix 4 PRE-2002 REVISION SECTION 3-605 .... 327
Appendix 5 JURISDICTIONS THAT HAVE ADOPTED THE 1990 REVISIONS TO ARTICLES 3 & 4 .... 337