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Shipping is risky business. Every day millions of dollars' worth of goods are in transit to buyers or are being held in warehouses till buyers come to pick them up. If those goods are damaged in transit or in storage, who is legally responsible for the loss? The answer is provided by the Uniform Commercial Code, a set of regulations concerning commercial transactions that has been adopted in whole or in part by every state. The code is premised on the idea that the parties to an agreement should be free to decide on all the terms of that agreement. But if the parties don't include terms — or don't provide complete terms — the code contains the rules for a judge