62A.7-501  <<  62A.7-502 >>   62A.7-503

RCW 62A.7-502

Rights acquired by due negotiation.

(a) Subject to RCW 62A.7-205 and 62A.7-503, a holder to which a negotiable document of title has been duly negotiated acquires thereby:
(1) Title to the document;
(2) Title to the goods;
(3) All rights accruing under the law of agency or estoppel, including rights to goods delivered to the bailee after the document was issued; and
(4) The direct obligation of the issuer to hold or deliver the goods according to the terms of the document free of any defense or claim by the issuer except those arising under the terms of the document or under this Article, but in the case of a delivery order, the bailee's obligation accrues only upon the bailee's acceptance of the delivery order and the obligation acquired by the holder is that the issuer and any indorser will procure the acceptance of the bailee.
(b) Subject to RCW 62A.7-503, title and rights acquired by due negotiation are not defeated by any stoppage of the goods represented by the document of title or by surrender of the goods by the bailee and are not impaired even if:
(1) The due negotiation or any prior due negotiation constituted a breach of duty;
(2) Any person has been deprived of possession of a negotiable tangible document or control of a negotiable electronic document by misrepresentation, fraud, accident, mistake, duress, loss, theft, or conversion; or
(3) A previous sale or other transfer of the goods or document has been made to a third person.
[ 2012 c 214 § 602; 1965 ex.s. c 157 § 7-502. Cf. former RCW sections: (i) RCW 22.04.420, and 22.04.480 through 22.04.500; 1913 c 99 §§ 41, and 47 through 49; RRS §§ 3627, and 3633 through 3635. (ii) RCW 63.04.210(4), 63.04.260, 63.04.340, 63.04.390, and 63.04.630; 1925 ex.s. c 142 §§ 20, 25, 33, 38, and 62; RRS §§ 5836-20, 5836-25, 5836-33, 5836-38, and 5836-62. (iii) RCW 81.32.321, 81.32.381, 81.32.391, 81.32.401, and 81.32.421; 1961 c 14 §§ 81.32.321, 81.32.381, 81.32.391, 81.32.401, and 81.32.421; prior: 1915 c 159 §§ 32, 38, 39, 40, and 42; RRS §§ 3678, 3684, 3685, 3686, and 3688; formerly RCW 81.32.410, 81.32.470, 81.32.480, 81.32.490, and 81.32.510.]
NOTES:
ApplicationSavings2012 c 214: See notes following RCW 62A.1-101.
Site Contents
Selected content listed in alphabetical order under each group