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									                                            Sales and Leases
                                       Professor Keith A. Rowley
                                     William S. Boyd School of Law
                                     University of Nevada Las Vegas
                                                Fall 2009

                                          Reading List (Final Cut)


I.      Introduction to Sales & Lease Law                                                             “On Call”

        A.       Foundations and UCC Article 1                                                                 All
                 Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 1-21
                 UCC §§ 1-102,* 1-103, 1-201, 1-301, 1-302 & 1-304
                 Keith A. Rowley, The Often Imitated, But (Still) Not Yet Duplicated,
                    Revised UCC Article 1 (July 1, 2009)

        B.       Scope of UCC Article 2                                                                        All
                 Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 21-29
                 UCC §§ 2-102,** 2-103, 2-105 & 2-106

                 1.       Generally                                                                            All
                          Sanders v. Barton, 670 So. 2d 880 (Ala. 1995)
                          Adel v. Greensprings of Vt., Inc., 363 F. Supp. 2d 692 (D. Vt. 2005)

                 2.       Mixed Contracts: Goods vs. Services                                                A-G
                          Care Display, Inc. v. Didde-Glaser, Inc., 589 P.2d 599 (Kan. 1979)
                          Tivoli Enterprises, Inc. v. Brunswick Bowling & Billiards
                             Corp., 646 N.E.2d 943 (Ill. App. Ct. 1995)
                          Anthony Pools v. Sheehan, 455 A.2d 434 (Md. 1983)
                          Gulash v. Stylarama, Inc., 364 A.2d 1221 (Conn. Com. Pl. 1975)
                          H. Hirschfield Sons v. Colt Industries Operating Corp., 309
                             N.W.2d 714 (Mich. Ct. App. 1981)
                          Neibarger v. Universal Cooperatives, Inc., 450 N.W.2d 88
                             (Mich. Ct. App. 1989), aff’d, 486 N.W.2d 612 (Mich.
                             1992)


        *
           The American Law Institute (ALI) and National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law
(NCCUSL) revised UCC Article 1 in 2001. As of July 1, 2009, thirty-seven states had enacted their own versions of
Revised Article 1, the uniform version of which appears on pp. 17-33 of Comprehensive Commercial Law: 2009
Statutory Supplement. Pre-revised Article 1 appears on pp. 1-15. Unless I tell you otherwise, we will study Revised
Article 1.
        **
         ALI and NCCUSL amended UCC Articles 2 and 2A in 2003. Because no state has enacted the 2003
amendments, we will study pre-amended Articles 2 and 2A, except when I tell you otherwise. Comprehensive
Commercial Law: 2009 Statutory Supplement presents the uniform version of pre-amended Article 2 on pp. 33-113.
                 3.       Mixed Contracts: Goods vs. Intangibles                                            H-M
                          UCC §§ A2-103(1)(k)*** & cmt. 7 & 9-102(a)(44)
                          Rosetti v. Busch Entertainment Corp., 87 F. Supp. 2d 415 (E.D.
                              Pa. 2000)
                          Advent Systems v. Unisys, 925 F.2d 670 (3d Cir. 1991)
                          Triple Point Technology, Inc. v. D.N.L. Risk Management, Inc.,
                              41 UCC Rep. Serv. 2d 421 (D.N.J. 2000)
                          Midwest Manufacturing Holding, L.L.C. v. Donnelly Corp.,
                              975 F. Supp. 1061 (N.D. Ill. 1997)

                 4.       Mixed Contracts: Goods vs. Real Property/Fixtures                                 N-Z
                          UCC §§ 2-107 & 9-102(a)(41)
                          Melms v. Mitchell, 512 P.2d 1336 (Or. 1973)
                          Feingold v. Win-Vent, Inc., 562 A.2d 830 (Pa. Super. Ct. 1989)

        C.       Scope of CISG                                                                               A-J
                 Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 29-30
                 CISG arts. 1-6 & 12
                 Keith A. Rowley, “The Law Governing International Sales of Goods,”
                    from Alphabet Soup: How the UCC, CISG, UNIDROIT Principles,
                    Incoterms, UETA, E-SIGN, and the U.N. Electronic Commerce
                    Convention Interact in International Sales of Goods, ABA Annual
                    Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Aug. 12, 2007 (with Amelia H. Boss,
                    Larry A. DiMatteo & Henry D. Gabriel)
                 American Mint LLC v. GOSoftware, Inc., No. CIV. A. 1:05-CV-650,
                    2006 WL 42090 (M.D. Pa. Jan. 6, 2006)
                 Asante Technologies, Inc. v. PMC-Sierra, Inc., 164 F. Supp. 2d 1142
                    (N.D. Cal. 2001)

        D.       Scope of UETA & E-SIGN                                                                     K-Z
                 UETA §§ 2, 3 & 5
                 E-SIGN §§ 7001(b) & (h), 7002(a), 7003(a)(3) & 7006
                 UCC § 1-108
                 International Casings Group, Inc v. Premium Standard Farms, Inc.,
                     358 F. Supp. 2d 863 (W.D. Mo. 2005)




        ***
            Okay. This is a rare instance, suggested by the previous footnote, where I want us to look at the 2003
amendments to Article 2 because they propose to change the law so dramatically from its present state. There is
another such instance in Topic II.B.
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II.     Contract Formation

        A.      Basic Principles                                                              P-Z
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 33-40 & 59-61
                UCC §§ 2-204 to 2-206
                CISG arts. 14-18 & 20-24
                ProCD, Inc. v. Zeidenberg, 86 F.3d 1447 (7th Cir. 1996)
                Hill v. Gateway 2000, Inc., 105 F.3d 1147 (7th Cir. 1997)
                Bio-Tech Pharmacal, Inc. v. International Business Connections, LLC,
                    53 U.C.C. Rep. Serv. 2d 476 (Ark. Ct. App. 2004)
                Scoular Co. v. Denney, 151 P.3d 615 (Colo. Ct. App. 2002)
                Norca Corp. v. Tokheim Corp., 643 N.Y.S.2d 139 (N.Y. App. Div. 1996)
                Specht v. Netscape Communications Corp., 306 F.3d 17 (2d Cir. 2002)

        B.      Battle of the Forms                                                           A-F
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 40-59 & 61-63
                UCC §§ 2-207; A2-206(3) & A2-207
                CISG art. 19
                Ionics, Inc. v. Elmwood Sensors, Inc., 110 F.3d 184 (1st Cir. 1997)
                Klocek v. Gateway, Inc., 104 F. Supp. 2d 1332 (D. Kan. 2000)
                iLan Systems, Inc. v. Netscout Service Level Corp., 183 F. Supp. 2d
                    328 (D. Mass. 2002)
                Brown Machine v. Hercules, Inc., 770 S.W.2d 416 (Mo. Ct. App. 1989)
                Dale R. Horning Co. v. Falconer Glass Industries, Inc., 730 F. Supp.
                    962 (S.D. Ind. 1990)
                Filanto v. Chilewich Int’l Corp., 789 F. Supp. 1229 (S.D.N.Y. 1992)

III.    Contract Enforceability

        A.      Statutes of Frauds                                                           K-M
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 63-76
                UCC § 2-201
                UETA §§ 7 & 8
                E-SIGN § 7001(a)
                CISG art. 11
                Donovan v. RRL Corp., 27 P.3d 702 (Cal. 2001)
                Lohman v. Wagner, 862 A.2d 1042 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2004)
                Bazak Int’l Corp. v. Tarrant Apparel Corp., 378 F. Supp. 2d 377
                   (S.D.N.Y. 2005)
                GPL Treatment, Ltd. v. Louisiana-Pacific Corp., 914 P.2d 682 (Or. 1996)
                DF Activities Corp. v. Brown, 851 F.2d 920 (7th Cir. 1988)




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        B.      Unconscionability                                                         G-L
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 76-87
                UCC § 2-302
                CISG art. 4
                Brower v. Gateway 2000, Inc., 676 N.Y.S.2d 569 (N.Y. App. Div. 1998)
                Adams v. American Cyanamid Co., 498 N.W.2d 577 (Neb. Ct. App. 1992)

IV.     Contract Terms

        A.      Contract Terms and the Parol Evidence Rule                               A-Ga
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 89-91 & 208-215
                Keith A. Rowley, Contract Construction and Interpretation: …, 69
                   MISS. L.J. 73, 308-342 (1999)
                UCC §§ 1-303 & 2-202
                CISG arts. 8, 9 & 11
                Betaco, Inc. v. Cessna Aircraft Co., 103 F.3d 1281 (7th Cir. 1996)
                Morena v. Ingenieria e Maquinaria de Guadalupe, S.A., 56 S.W.3d
                   652 (Tex. App. 2001)
                Raney v. Uvalde Producers Wool & Mohair Co., 571 S.W.2d 199
                   (Tex. Civ. App. 1978)
                C-Thru Container Corp. v. Midland Mfg. Co., 533 N.W.2d 542 (Iowa
                   1995)
                Todd Heller, Inc. v. Indiana Dep’t of Transportation, 819 N.E.2d 140
                   (Ind. Ct. App. 2004)
                MCC-Marble Ceramic Center, Inc. v. Ceramica Nuova d’Agostino,
                   144 F.3d 1384 (11th Cir. 1998)
                Mitchell Aircraft Spares, Inc. v. European Aircraft Service AB, 23
                   F. Supp. 2d 915 (N.D. Ill. 1998)

        B.      Express (Quality) Warranties                                           Ge-Mab
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 112-125
                UCC § 2-313
                Sessa v. Riegle, 427 F. Supp. 760 (E.D. Pa. 1977)
                Keith v. Buchanan, 220 Cal. Rptr. 392 (Cal. Ct. App. 1985)

        C.      Implied Quality Warranties                                             Mad-Z
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 130-139
                UCC §§ 2-314 & 2-315
                CISG art. 35
                Valley Iron & Steel Co. v. Thorin, 562 P.2d 1212 (Or. 1977)
                Leal v. Holtvogt, 702 N.E.2d 1246 (Ohio Ct. App. 1998)
                Van Wyk v. Norden Labs., Inc., 345 N.W.2d 81 (Iowa 1984)
                Skelton v. Druid City Hospital Board, 459 So. 2d 818 (Ala. 1984)
                Medical Marketing International, Inc. v. Internazionale Medico
                   Scientifica, S.r.l., 1999 WL 311945 (E.D. La. May 17, 1999)

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        D.      Title Warranties                                                        Ge-Mab
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 139-145
                UCC §§ 2-312(1) & (3) & 2-403
                CISG arts. 4(b) & 41
                Johnson & Johnson v. Dal Int’l Trading, 798 F.2d 100 (3d Cir. 1986)
                Kotis v. Nowlin Jewelry, Inc., 844 S.W.2d 920 (Tex. App. 1992)
                Rudiger Charolais Ranches v. Van De Graaf Ranches, 994 F.2d 670
                    (9th Cir. 1993)
                Tempur-Pedic Int’l, Inc. v. Waste to Charity, Inc., 483 F. Supp. 2d 766
                    (W.D. Ark. 2007)
                Bank One of Milwaukee, N.A. v. Loeber Motors, Inc., 687 N.E.2d 1111
                    (Ill. Ct. App. 1997)
                Prenger v. Baker, 542 N.W.2d 805 (Iowa 1995)

        E.      Warranty Privity                                                             A-Ga
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 313-327
                UCC § 2-318
                Crews v. W.A. Brown & Son, Inc., 416 S.E.2d 924 (N.C. Ct. App. 1992)
                Morris v. Osmose Wood Preserving, 667 A.2d 624 (Md. 1995)
                Whitaker v. Lian Feng Machinery Co., 509 N.E.2d 591 (Ill. App. Ct.
                   1987)

        F.      Warranty Reduction or Elimination                                          Mad-Z
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 186-190
                UCC §§ 2-312(2) & 2-316(1)-(3)
                CISG art. 35(3)
                Theos & Sons, Inc. v. Mack Trucks, Inc., 729 N.E.2d 1113 (Mass. 2000)
                Supermicro Computer, Inc. v. Digitechnic, S.A., 145 F. Supp. 2d 1147
                   (N.D. Cal. 2001)

        G.      Other Implied Terms & “Gap Fillers”                                             All
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 185-186, 91-103, 125-130 & 147-161
                UCC §§ 1-201(b)(20), 1-302, 1-304 & 2-304 to 2-310(a)
                CISG arts. 7(1), 31, 33, 55, 57 & 58
                Shell Oil Co. v. HRN, Inc., 144 S.W.3d 429 (Tex. 2004)
                Gage Products Co. v. Henkel Corp., 393 F.3d 629 (6th Cir. 2004)
                Philadelphia Corp. v. Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., 621 N.Y.S.2d
                   237 (N.Y. App. Div. 1995)
                Schawk, Inc. v. Donruss Trading Cards, Inc., 46 N.E.2d 18 (Ill. App.
                   Ct. 2001)
                Mechanics Nat’l Bank of Worcester v. Gaucher, 386 N.E.2d 1052
                   (Mass. App. Ct. 1979)
                Schiavi Mobile Homes, Inc. v. Gagne, 510 A.2d 236 (Me. 1986)
                KLT Industries, Inc. v. Eaton Corp., 505 F. Supp. 1072 (E.D. Mich. 1981)


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V.      Contract Performance, Breach, and Excuse

        A.      Tender, Delivery, Payment, and Risk of Loss                             A-Ga
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 161-184 (skip Sections 3.B.5-.7) & 302-304
                UCC §§ 2-319, 2-320, 2-503, 2-504, 2-507, 2-509, 2-510 & 2-513
                CISG arts. 66-70 & 82
                Cook Specialty Co. v. Schrlock, 772 F. Supp. 1532 (E.D. Pa. 1991)
                Rheinberg-Kellerei GmbH v. Vineyard Wine Co., 281 S.E.2d 425
                    (N.C. Ct. App. 1981)
                O.C.T. Equipment, Inc. v. Shepherd Machinery Co., 95 P.3d 197
                    (Okla. Civ. App. 2004)
                Silver v. Wycombe, 477 N.Y.S.2d 288 (N.Y. Civ. Ct. 1984)
                Design Data Corp. v. Maryland Casualty Co., 503 N.W.2d 552 (Neb.
                    1993)

        B.      Acceptance, Rejection, and Revocation of Acceptance                 Ge-Mab
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 272-290 & 294-302
                UCC §§ 2-508, 2-511, 2-601 to 2-608 & 2-612
                CISG arts. 46(3), 47, 48 & 49(2)
                Deaver v. Auction Block Co., 107 P.3d 884 (Alaska 2005)
                Fitl v. Strek, 690 N.W.2d 605 (Neb. 2005)
                Dan J. Sheehan Co. v. Ceramic Technics, Ltd., 605 S.E.2d 375 (Ga.
                    Ct. App. 2004)
                Uchitel v. F. R. Tripler & Co., 434 N.Y.S.2d 77 (App. Term 1980)
                Y&N Furniture Inc. v. Nwabuoku, 734 N.Y.S.2d 382 (N.Y. Civ. Ct. 2001)
                David Tunick, Inc. v. Kornfeld, 838 F. Supp. 848 (S.D.N.Y. 1993)
                North American Lighting, Inc. v. Hopkins Mfg. Corp., 37 F.3d 1253
                    (7th Cir. 1994)
                Waddell v. L.V.R.V. Inc., 125 P.3d 1160 (Nev. 2006)
                Bowen v. Foust, 925 S.W.2d 211 (Mo. Ct. App. 1996)

        C.      Termination, Insecurity, and Repudiation                              Mad-Z
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 221-241
                UCC §§ 2-106(3)-(4) & 2-609 to 2-611
                CISG arts. 71 & 72
                Keith A. Rowley, A Brief History of Anticipatory Repudiation in
                   American Contract Law, 69 U. CIN. L. REV. 565, 617-25 & 629-38
                   (2001)
                Ewanchuk v. Mitchell, 154 S.W.3d 476 (Mo. Ct. App. 2005)
                RAD Concepts, Inc. v. Wilks Precision Instrument Co., 891 A.2d 1148
                   (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 2006)
                Lantec, Inc. v. Novell, Inc., 306 F.3d 1003 (10th Cir. 2002)




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        D.      Modification and Excuse                                                 A-Ga
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 103-112 & 241-252
                UCC §§ 2-209 & 2-613 to 2-615
                CISG art. 29 & 79
                Cloud Corp. v. Hasbro, Inc., 314 F.3d 289 (7th Cir. 2002)
                Comerica Bank v. Whitehall Specialties, Inc., 352 F. Supp. 2d 1077
                   (C.D. Cal. 2004)
                ConAgra, Inc. v. Bartlett Partnership, 540 N.W.2d 333 (Neb. 1995)
                Ahlstrom Machinery Inc. v. Associated Airfreight Inc., 675 N.Y.S.2d
                   161 (App. Div. 1998)
                PPG Industries, Inc. v. Shell Oil Co., 919 F.2d 17 (5th Cir. 1990)

VI.     Remedies

        A.      Buyer’s Remedies                                                      Ge-Mab
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 252-272 & 291-294
                UCC §§ 2-711 to 2-717
                CISG arts. 28, 46(1)-(2), 49(1), 50-52 & 74-77
                Hessler v. Crystal Lake Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc., 788 N.E.2d 405 (Ill.
                   App. Ct. 2003)
                Bende & Sons, Inc. v. Crown Recreation, Inc., 548 F. Supp. 1018
                   (E.D.N.Y. 1982)
                Bander v. Grossman, 611 N.Y.S.2d 985 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1994)
                Delchi Carrier S.p.A. v. Rotorex Corp., 71 F.3d 1024 (2d Cir. 1995)

        B.      Seller’s Remedies                                                       Mad-Z
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 381-411
                UCC §§ 1-305 & 2-703 to 2-710
                CISG arts. 61-65, 64, 68 & 74-77
                Plano Lincoln Mercury, Inc. v. Roberts, 167 S.W.3d 616 (Tex. App. 2005)
                Precision Mirror & Glass v. Nelms, 797 N.Y.S.2d 720 (N.Y. Civ. Ct.
                    2005)
                Commonwealth Edison Co. v. Allied Chemical Nuclear Products, Inc.,
                    684 F. Supp. 1429 (N.D. Ill. 1988)
                Mexamerican Hides S.A. v. Central Int’l Co., 43 U.C.C. Rep. Serv. 2d
                    587 (Mass. App. Ct. 2000)

        C.      Remedy Limitations and Agreed Remedies                                     All
                Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 190-208
                UCC §§ 2-316(4), 2-718 & 2-719
                Global Octanes Texas, L.P. v. BP Exploration & Oil Inc., 154 F.3d
                   518 (5th Cir. 1998)
                Kvassay v. Murray, 808 P.2d 896 (Kan. Ct. App. 1991)



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VII.    Leases

        A.       Scope of UCC Article 2A                                                        All
                 Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 439-444
                 UCC §§ 1-203; 2A-102 & 2A-103(1)(e), (g), (i)-(p), (t) & (x)
                 Carlson v. Giachetti, 616 N.E.2d 810 (Mass. App. Ct. 1993)
                 In re Paz, 179 B.R. 743 (Bankr. S.D. Ga. 1995)
                 In re Nationwise Automotive, Inc., 250 B.R. 900 (Bankr. S.D. Ohio 2000)

        B.       Lease Formation, Enforcement, and Terms                                        All
                 Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 446-454 (skip Section 3.D)
                 UCC §§ 2A-201 to 2A-206, 2A-209 to 2A-214, 2A-216 & 2A-407
                 GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. v. Star Photo Lab, Inc., 672 N.W.2d 502
                    (Iowa Ct. App. 2003)
                 Siemens Credit Corp. v. American Transit Insurance Co., 43 U.C.C.
                    Rep. Serv. 2d 1180 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)
                 Eureka Broadband Corp. v. Wentworth Leasing Corp., 400 F.3d 62
                    (1st Cir. 2005)
                 Emlee Equipment Leasing Corp. v. Waterbury Transmission, Inc., 626
                    A.2d 307 (Conn. App. Ct. 1993)
                 Bailey v. Tucker Equipment Sales, Inc., 510 S.E.2d 904 (Ga. Ct. App.
                    1999)

        C.       Lease Performance, Breach, and Remedies                                        All
                 Rusch & Sepinuck, pp. 453-470 (skip Section 3.E)
                 UCC §§ 2A-208, 2A-219 to 2A-221, 2A-401 to 2A-405, 2A-407 &
                    2A-501 to 2A-530
                 Colonial Pacific Leasing Corp. v. J.W.J.C.R. Corp., 977 P.2d 541
                    (Utah Ct. App. 1999)




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