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Assignment and Delegation: Discussions in Contracts

January 12th, 2021 · No Comments · Contracts, Lawdibles Audio

The topic of this podcast by Professor Scott J. Burnham is when rights under a contract may be assigned to third parties, and when duties may be delegated to third parties. Using hypotheticals to illustrate, it discusses the exceptions that limit the transfer of rights and duties to a third party. The assignability of the right to receive money, and the liability involved with the delegation of a duty to pay money, are also covered. Finally, it examines prohibitions of assignment of rights or delegation of duties, including what it means to enforce such a prohibition. UCC Article 9, UCC § 2-210(5), and UCC § 2-210(6) are discussed.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the podcast, the student will be able to:
1. Explain when contract rights may be assigned and when contract duties may be delegated.
2. Recognize an effective prohibition of assignment of rights or delegation of duties.

A transcript of this podcast is here.

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