Alaska Statutes.
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 7. Warehouse Receipts, Bills of Lading, and Other Documents of Title
Section 304. Bills of Lading in a Set.
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AS 45.07.304. Bills of Lading in a Set.

(a) Except where customary in overseas transportation, a bill of lading must not be issued in a set of parts. The issuer is liable for damages caused by violation of this subsection.

(b) If a bill of lading is lawfully drawn in a set of parts, each of which is numbered and expressed to be valid only if the goods have not been delivered against any other part, the whole of the parts constitutes one bill.

(c) If a bill of lading is lawfully issued in a set of parts and different parts are negotiated to different persons, the title of the holder to whom the first due negotiation is made prevails as to both the document and the goods even though a later holder may have received the goods from the carrier in good faith and discharged the carrier's obligation by surrender of the later holder's part.

(d) A person who negotiates or transfers a single part of a bill of lading drawn in a set is liable to holders of that part as if it were the whole set.

(e) The bailee is obliged to deliver in accordance with AS 45.07.401 - 45.07.404 against the first presented part of a bill of lading lawfully drawn in a set. This delivery discharges the bailee's obligation on the whole bill.

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