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1 Does Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code UCC apply to the contracts between Grocery and its vendors Do common law contracts apply Explain in detail why or why not Your answer should compare and contrast common law contracts and UCC Article 2 contracts Yes Article 2 of the UCC does apply to the contracts between Grocery and their vendors Article 2 applies to all contracts for the sale of goods 2-102 The code contains a somewhat complicated definition of goods 2-105the most important thing to understand is that the term goods means tangible personal property Article 2 does not apply to contracts for the sale of real estate or stocks and bonds and other intangibles The drafters of the code also tried to promote fair dealing and higher standards of behavior in the marketplace They attempted to do this in several ways in Article 2 The Code imposes a duty on everyone making agreements under the Code to act in good faith 1-203 The Code also imposes certain standards of quality on sellers of goods as a matter of law Common law contracts would also apply to the Grocery and their vendors due to the mixture of goods and services Common law would apply to the service element that is predominant in the contract with regards to the delivery of the goods Barnes J The difference between Article 2 and common law is that if the contract is for the sale of goods then Article 2 would apply if it is not then the principles of common law under contracts would apply Article 2 reflects an attitude about contracts that is fundamentally different from that of the common law The Code is more concerned with rewarding peoples legitimate expectations than with technical rules so it is generally more flexible than traditional contract law A court that applies the Code is more likely to find the parties had a contract than a court that
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