Alaska Statutes.
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 7. Warehouse Receipts, Bills of Lading, and Other Documents of Title
Section 502. Rights Acquired By Due Negotiation.
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AS 45.07.502. Rights Acquired By Due Negotiation.

(a) Subject to AS 45.07.503 and to the provisions of AS 45.07.205 on fungible goods, a holder to whom a negotiable document of title has been duly negotiated acquires

(1) title to the document;

(2) title to the goods;

(3) all rights accruing under the law of agency or estoppel, including rights to goods delivered to the bailee after the document was issued; and

(4) the direct obligation of the issuer to hold or deliver the goods according to the terms of the document free of a defense or claim by the issuer except one arising under the terms of the document or under this chapter; in the case of a delivery order the bailee's obligation accrues only upon acceptance, and the obligation acquired by the holder is that the issuer and an endorser will procure the acceptance of the bailee.

(b) Subject to AS 45.07.503 , title and rights so acquired are not defeated by a stoppage of the goods represented by the document or by surrender of the goods by the bailee, and are not impaired even though the negotiation or a prior negotiation constituted a breach of duty or even though a person has been deprived of possession of the document by misrepresentation, fraud, accident, mistake, duress, loss, theft, or conversion, or even though a previous sale or other transfer of the goods or document has been made to a third person.

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