Contract Formation Under the U.C.C.

The U.C.C. does not require a specific manner of expression in order for two parties to enter into an agreement. Under § 2-204, “A contract for the sale of goods may be made in any manner sufficient to show agreement, including offer and acceptance, conduct by both parties which recognizes the existence of a contract” and other means. The revised version of the U.C.C., as approved in 2003, also allows a contract to be formed through the interaction of “electronic agents,” which include computer programs that may initiate a transaction without human review.


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