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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 9A : Uniform Commercial Code

Article 001 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 9A V.S.A. § 1-103)
  • § 1—103. Construction of this title to promote its purposes and policies; applicability of supplemental principles of law

    (a) This title must be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies, which are:

    (1) to simplify, clarify, and modernize the law governing commercial transactions;

    (2) to permit the continued expansion of commercial practices through custom, usage, and agreement of the parties; and

    (3) to make uniform the law among the various jurisdictions.

    (b) Unless displaced by the particular provisions of this title, the principles of law and equity, including the law merchant and the law relative to capacity to contract, principal and agent, estoppel, fraud, misrepresentation, duress, coercion, mistake, bankruptcy, and other validating or invalidating cause supplement its provisions. (2007, No. 99 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)