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Wire Fraud in Connection with Contract for the Sale of Goods and Funds Transfers

Cody Berne represented a foreign corporation in a dispute involving goods that were manufactured for use in the energy industry. A third-party allegedly hacked into the email system of a parts manufacturer and redirected a payment for a specially manufactured part. The dispute involved the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”), including Oregon statutes modeled after the UCC that apply to contracts for the sale of goods and funds transfers. Legal issues included personal jurisdiction over a foreign corporation, as well as when the UCC displaces the common law, known as UCC displacement.