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Lee Schwartzberg Offers Presentation to Members of the Pennsylvania Judiciary As Part of the Corporate & Commercial Law Program

On May 19, 2000 by Schnader

Lee Schwartzberg made a presentation as part of the Corporate & Commercial Law Program on May 19, 2000 for members of the Pennsylvania judiciary.

The first part of Mr. Schwartzberg’s presentation focused on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), which became U.S. law in 1998. It is also the law in 56 other countries, including Canada and Mexico. It preempts the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) in any contract for the sale of goods between business in CISG countries. The presentation explored the significant differences between the UCC and CISG.

The second part of the presentation explored the Electronic Transactions Act (ETA) enacted in Pennsylvania in December 1999 which incorporates the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) produced by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. The Act seeks to react positively to electronic commerce and the need to recognize electronic contracts and electronic signatures. Only Pennsylvania and California have adopted provisions of UETA at this time.