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Implied Warranty of Merchantability

Learn about the products liability dimension of Article 2, largely embodied in the implied warranty of merchantability.


When a buyer purchases goods, the buyer generally has certain expectations regarding the goods’ quality. To address these expectations, Article 2 contains two implied warranties of quality: the implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, and the implied warranty of merchantability, which we’ll discuss in this lesson.

I. Section 2-314

The implied warranty of merchantability automatically arises by operation of law in transactions involving a seller who is a merchant with respect to...