(810 ILCS 5/7-503)
(from Ch. 26, par. 7-503)
Document of title to goods defeated in certain cases.
(a) A document of title confers no right in goods against a person that before issuance of the document had a legal interest or a perfected security interest in the goods and that did not:
(1) deliver or entrust the goods or any document of
title covering the goods to the bailor or the bailor's nominee with:
(A) actual or apparent authority to ship, store,
(B) power to obtain delivery under Section 7-403;
(C) power of disposition under Section 2-403,
2A-304(2), 2A-305(2), 9-320, or 9-321(c) or other statute or rule of law; or
(2) acquiesce in the procurement by the bailor or its
(b) Title to goods based upon an unaccepted delivery order is subject to the rights of any person to which a negotiable warehouse receipt or bill of lading covering the goods has been duly negotiated. That title may be defeated under Section 7-504 to the same extent as the rights of the issuer or a transferee from the issuer.
(c) Title to goods based upon a bill of lading issued to a freight forwarder is subject to the rights of any person to which a bill issued by the freight forwarder is duly negotiated. However, delivery by the carrier in accordance with Part 4 pursuant to its own bill of lading discharges the carrier's obligation to deliver.
(Source: P.A. 95-895, eff. 1-1-09.)