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2020 Mississippi Code
Title 87 - Contracts and Contractual Relations
Chapter 1 - Gambling and Future Contracts
§ 87-1-15. When contracts of sale for future delivery of cotton, grain, stock, or other commodities enforceable
Universal Citation: MS Code § 87-1-15 (2020)
- All contracts of sale for future delivery of cotton, grain, stock, or other commodities (a) made in accordance with the rules of any board of trade, exchange or similar institution where such contracts of sale are executed; and (b) actually executed on the floor of such board of trade, exchange or similar institutions and performed or discharged according to the rules thereof; and (c) when such contracts of sale are made with or through a regular member in good standing of a cotton exchange, grain exchange or similar institution organized under the laws of the State of Mississippi or any other state shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, valid and enforceable in the courts of this state according to their terms.
- Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, contracts of sale for the future delivery of cotton in order to be valid and enforceable must not only conform to the requirements of clauses (a), (b) and (c) of subsection (1) of this section, but must also be made subject to the provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1954, subchapter D. In the event, however, that this subsection be held inoperative for any reason, then contracts for the future delivery of cotton shall be valid and enforceable if they conform to the requirements of clauses (a), (b) and (c) of subsection (1) of this section.
- If contracts of sale for future delivery of cotton, grain, stock, or other commodity shall conform to all of the requirements set forth above in this section, then the same shall be valid and enforceable in all the courts of this state, notwithstanding that at the time of execution of such contracts that either or both of the parties thereto did not contemplate or intend that the same should be consummated by the actual delivery and receipt of the commodity specified. The plain intent of this section, while declaring unlawful all transactions conducted in and through a "bucket shop" as hereinafter defined, is to make lawful and enforceable and to withdraw from the provisions of the gaming and wagering laws, all transactions executed upon and in accordance with the rules of a legitimate cotton, grain, stock or other commodity exchange or board of trade whether the intent of delivery of the actual commodity was present or not and this section shall be liberally construed at all times so as to effectuate this purpose.
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