Accommodation (law)


Accommodation (law)

Accommodation is a term used in United States contract law under the Uniform Commercial Code to describes a delivery of nonconforming goods meant as a partial performance of a contract for the sale of goods, where a full performance is not possible. The accommodation must be specified as such in a writing from the seller to the buyer. The buyer may choose to reject or accept the nonconforming goods, but cannot make a partial acceptance.


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