Business Law for Engineers

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McGraw-Hill Book Company, Incorporated, 1919 - 460 pages

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Page 10-12 - An instrument is payable on demand — 1. Where it is expressed to be payable on demand, or at sight, or on presentation; or 2. In which no time for payment is expressed. Where an instrument is issued, accepted, or indorsed when overdue, it is, as regards the person so issuing, accepting, or indorsing it, payable on demand.
Page 10-7 - Act. In any case not provided for in this act, the rules of law and equity, including the law merchant...
Page 10-32 - Where a foreign bill appearing on its face to be such is dishonored by non-acceptance, it must be duly protested for nonacceptance, and where such a bill which has not previously been dishonored by non-acceptance is dishonored by non-payment, it must be duly protested for non-payment. If it is not so protested, the drawer and indorsers are discharged. Where a bill does not appear on its face to be a foreign bill, protest thereof in case of dishonor is unnecessary.
Page 10-25 - As respects one another, indorsers are liable prima facie in the order in which they indorse; but evidence is admissible to show that as between or among themselves they have agreed otherwise. Joint payees or joint indorsees who indorse are deemed to indorse jointly and severally.
Page 10-15 - The acceptance of a bill is the signification by the drawee of his assent to the order of the drawer. The acceptance must be in writing and signed by the drawee. It must not express that the drawee will perform his promise by any other means than the payment of money.
Page 10-20 - Where an indorsement is conditional, a party required to pay the instrument may disregard the condition, and make payment to the indorsee or his transferee, whether the condition has been fulfilled or not. But any person to whom an instrument so indorsed is negotiated, will hold the same, or the proceeds thereof, subject to the rights of the person indorsing conditionally.
Page 10-29 - Notice of dishonor is not required to be given to an indorser in either of the following cases — 1. Where the drawee is a fictitious person or a person not. having capacity to contract, and the indorser was aware of the fact at the time he indorsed the instrument; 2. Where the indorser is the person to whom the instrument is presented for payment; 3. Where the instrument was made or accepted for his accommodation.
Page 10-15 - Where the instrument contains or a person adds to his signature words indicating that he signs for or on behalf of a principal, or in a representative capacity, he is not liable on the instrument if he was duly authorized; but the mere addition of words describing him as an agent, or as filling a representative character, without disclosing his principal, does not exempt him from personal liability.
Page 3-11 - ... unless the agreement, upon which such action shall be brought or some memorandum or note thereof, shall be in writing, and signed by the party to be charged therewith, or some other person thereunto by him lawfully authorized.
Page 9-1 - A contract to sell goods is a contract whereby the seller agrees to transfer the property in goods to the buyer for a consideration called the price.

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