N.Y. Uniform Commercial Code Law Section 7-203
Liability for Nonreceipt or Misdescription

Section 7--203. Liability for Nonreceipt or Misdescription. A party to, or purchaser for, value in good faith of a document of title, other than a bill of lading, that relies upon the description of the goods in the document may recover from the issuer damages caused by the nonreceipt or misdescription of the goods, except to the extent that:


the document conspicuously indicates that the issuer does not know whether all or part of the goods in fact were received or conform to the description, such as a case in which the description is in terms of marks or labels or kind, quantity, or condition, or the receipt or description is qualified by “contents, condition, and quality unknown”, “said to contain”, or words of similar import, if the indication is true; or


the party or purchaser otherwise has notice of the nonreceipt or misdescription.

Source: Section 7-203 — Liability for Nonreceipt or Misdescription, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/UCC/7-203 (updated Dec. 26, 2014; accessed Jul. 20, 2024).

Jul. 20, 2024

Last modified:
Dec. 26, 2014

§ 7-203’s source at nysenate​.gov

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