Alaska Statutes.
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 7. Warehouse Receipts, Bills of Lading, and Other Documents of Title
Section 403. Obligation of Warehouseman or Carrier to Deliver; Excuse.
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AS 45.07.403. Obligation of Warehouseman or Carrier to Deliver; Excuse.

(a) The bailee must deliver the goods to a person entitled under the document who complies with (b) and (c) of this section, unless and to the extent that the bailee established any of the following:

(1) delivery of the goods to a person whose receipt was rightful as against the claimant;

(2) damage to or delay, loss, or destruction of the goods for which the bailee is not liable;

(3) previous sale or other disposition of the goods in lawful enforcement of a lien or on warehouseman's lawful termination of storage;

(4) the exercise by a seller of the right to stop delivery under AS 45.02.705;

(5) a diversion, reconsignment, or other disposition under AS 45.07.303 or tariff regulating this right;

(6) release, satisfaction, or any other fact affording a personal defense against the claimant;

(7) any other lawful excuse.

(b) A person claiming goods covered by a document of title must satisfy the bailee's lien if the bailee so requests or if the bailee is prohibited by law from delivering the goods until the charges are paid.

(c) Unless the person claiming is one against whom the document confers no right under AS 45.07.503 (a), the person must surrender for cancellation or notation of partial deliveries an outstanding negotiable document covering the goods, and the bailee must cancel the document or conspicuously note the partial delivery on the document or be liable to a person to whom the document is duly negotiated.

(d) "Person entitled under the document" means holder in the case of a negotiable document, or the person to whom delivery is to be made by the terms of or under written instructions under a nonnegotiable document.

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