Commercial Law

Quick Info
(2030.04)  Course
Instructor(s)
Professor B. Geva
Winter
4 credit(s)  4 hour(s);
Presentation
Lecture, discussion.
Upper Year Research & Writing Requirement
No
Praxicum
No

This course is devoted to an examination of the principles and policies that govern the law of secured transactions in personal property. It consists primarily of a detailed analysis of Ontario’s Personal Property Security Act (OPPSA). Coverage also includes a brief introduction to insolvency law and the proprietary aspects of sale of goods law.

In general, topics such as the following will be covered:

• the nature and function of security;
• the scope and application of the OPPSA;
• the validity of security agreements and the rights of the secured party and debtor as against each other;
• the policy and function of registration;
• the rights of the secured party as against third parties – the general priority rules;
• specific priority rules;
• rights on transfers of collateral; rights to proceeds;
• default and enforcement;
• conflict of laws issues.

Depending on circumstances, this course may be offered remotely with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous components.

The above information is provided for course registration purposes only and is subject to change at any time.