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Morgan Lewis Partner Pens Chapter on Negotiable Instruments in New Edition of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts Guide

March 24, 2017

BOSTON, March 24, 2017: Morgan Lewis partner Edwin Smith authored chapter 120, “Negotiable Instruments,” in the recently released fourth edition of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, published by Thomson Reuters with the American Bar Association Section of Litigation.

The chapter addresses, among other things, the requirements for an instrument to be negotiable under Article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code and the rights and defenses of parties to a negotiable instrument.  It does so in the context of likely litigation issues, pleading requirements and burdens of proof.

Nearly 300 principal authors contributed 153 chapters to Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition, including 27 judges and many of the most distinguished commercial litigators in the United States. The treatise serves as a step-by-step practice guide covering every aspect of a commercial case, from the investigation and assessment that takes place at the inception, through pleadings, discovery, motions, trial, appeal, and enforcement of judgment.