The obligations imposed by this Article on an issuer apply to a document of title even if:

(1)        The document does not comply with the requirements of this Article or of any other statute, rule, or regulation regarding its issuance, form, or content;

(2)        The issuer violated laws regulating the conduct of its business;

(3)        The goods covered by the document were owned by the bailee when the document was issued; or

(4)        The person issuing the document is not a warehouse but the document purports to be a warehouse receipt. (1917, c. 37, s. 20; 1919, c. 65, ss. 21, 22; C.S., ss. 303, 304, 4060; 1931, c. 358, s. 1; 1965, c. 700, s. 1; 2006-112, s. 25.)

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes 25-7-401