Below is the abstract for “Coordination of the Uniform Commercial Code and Common Law,” available for download on SSRN.
Deciding whether an issue that is in the ambit of a statute should be resolved by reference to the statute alone, or whether other sources of law should be applied, is a common interpretative task. The Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) contains rules of interpretation that address the subject, and those rules have not been altered substantively since the UCC was first generally enacted. Nevertheless, questions often arise on the subject under the UCC. This paper examines the UCC rules on point.