2016 (Mercantile Law) Bar Exam Questions: Question 10

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After securing a Pl million loan from B, A drew in B’s favor a bill of exchange with C as drawee. The bill reads: “October 1, 2016. Pay to the order of B the sum ofPl million. To: C (drawee). Signed, A.” A then delivered the bill to B who, however, lost it. It turned out that it was stolen by D, B’s brother. D lost no time in forging B’s signature and negotiated it to E who acquired it for value and in good faith.

May E recover on the bill from C, the drawee? Explain. (5%)

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