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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 1-204: Value

[Text of section applicable as provided by 2013, 30, Sec. 116.]

Section 1-204. Except as otherwise provided in articles 3, 4 and 5, a person gives value for rights if the person acquires them:

(1) in return for a binding commitment to extend credit or for the extension of immediately available credit, whether or not drawn upon and whether or not a charge back is provided for in the event of difficulties in collection;

(2) as security for, or in total or partial satisfaction of, a preexisting claim;

(3) by accepting delivery under a preexisting contract for purchase; or

(4) in return for any consideration sufficient to support a simple contract.