- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 45. Trade and Commerce
- Chapter 2. Sales
- Section 401. Passing of Title; Reservation For Security; Limited Application of This Section.
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AS 45.02.401. Passing of Title; Reservation For Security; Limited Application of This Section.
Each provision of this chapter with regard to the rights, obligations, and remedies of the seller, the buyer,
purchasers, or other third parties applies irrespective of title to the goods except where the provision refers to the
title. Insofar as situations are not covered by the other provisions of this chapter and matters concerning title
become material the following rules apply:
- (1) title to goods cannot pass under a contract for sale before their identification to the contract (AS 45.02.501
), and, unless otherwise explicitly agreed, the buyer acquires by their identification a special property as limited by
the code; a retention or reservation by the seller of the title (property) in goods shipped or delivered to the buyer
is limited in effect to a reservation of a security interest; subject to these provisions and to the provisions of AS
45.29, title to goods passes from the seller to the buyer in the
manner and on the conditions explicitly agreed on by the parties;
- (2) unless otherwise explicitly agreed, title passes to the buyer at the time and place at which the seller completes
performance with reference to the physical delivery of the goods, despite a reservation of a security interest and even
though a document of title is to be delivered at a different time or place; in particular and despite a reservation of
a security interest by the bill of lading,
- (A) if the contract requires or authorizes the seller to send the goods to the buyer but does not require the seller to
deliver them at destination, title passes to the buyer at the time and place of shipment; but
- (B) if the contract requires delivery at destination, title passes on tender there;
- (3) unless otherwise explicitly agreed, where delivery is to be made without moving the goods,
- (A) if the seller is to deliver a document of title, title passes at the time and place the seller delivers the documents;
- (B) if the goods are at the time of contracting already identified and no documents are to be delivered, title passes at
the time and place of contracting;
- (4) a rejection or other refusal by the buyer to receive or retain the goods, whether or not justified, or a justified
revocation of acceptance revests title to the goods in the seller; this revesting occurs by operation of law and is not
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