Uniform Commercial Code
U.C.C. - ARTICLE 8 - INVESTMENT SECURITIES
..PART 1. SHORT TITLE AND GENERAL MATTERS
§ 8-105. Certificated Securities Negotiable; Statements and Instructions Not Negotiable; Presumptions.
(1) Certificated securities governed by this Article are negotiable instruments.
- (a) unless specifically denied in the pleadings, each signature on a certificated security, in a necessary indorsement, on an initial transaction statement, or on an instruction, is admitted;
- (b) if the effectiveness of a signature is put in issue, the burden of establishing it is on the party claiming under the signature, but the signature is presumed to be genuine or authorized;
- (c) if signatures on a certificated security are admitted or established, production of the security entitles a holder to recover on it unless the defendant establishes a defense or a defect going to the validity of the security;
- (d) if signatures on an initial transaction statement are admitted or established, the facts stated in the statement are presumed to be true as of the time of its issuance; and
- (e) after it is shown that a defense or defect exists, the plaintiff has the burden of establishing that he or some person under whom he claims is a person against whom the defense or defect is ineffective (Section 8-202).
As amended in 1977.
See Appendix I for material relating to changes made in text in 1977.
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