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Alaska Statutes Title 45. Trade and Commerce § 45.12.511. Merchant lessee's duties as to rightfully rejected goods

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(a) Subject to a security interest of a lessee under AS 45.12.508(e), if a lessor or a supplier does not have an agent or place of business at the market of rejection, a merchant lessee, after rejection of goods in the lessee's possession or control, shall follow any reasonable instructions received from the lessor or the supplier with respect to the goods.  In the absence of those instructions, a merchant lessee shall make reasonable efforts to sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of the goods for the lessor's account if they threaten to decline in value speedily.  Instructions are not reasonable if on demand indemnity for expenses is not forthcoming.

(b) If a merchant lessee under (a) of this section or another lessee disposes of goods under AS 45.12.512, the lessee is entitled to reimbursement either from the lessor or the supplier or out of the proceeds for reasonable expenses of caring for and disposing of the goods and, if the expenses do not include a disposition commission, to the commission as is usual in the trade, or if there is none, to a reasonable sum not exceeding 10 percent of the gross proceeds.

(c) In complying with this section or AS 45.12.512, the lessee is held only to good faith.  Good faith conduct under this provision is neither acceptance or conversion nor the basis of an action for damages.

(d) A purchaser who purchases in good faith from a lessee under this section or AS 45.12.512 takes the goods free of any rights of the lessor and the supplier even though the lessee fails to comply with one or more of the requirements of this chapter.

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