Assignor/Assignee Liability Q

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Assignor/Assignee Liability Q

Postby Impishee » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:08 pm

For contract assignments, does the assignor remain liable for breaches by the assignee? Ex: O and D have a contract. D assigns all the rights and duties of the K to E. Is D still liable if E breaches? Is it that the assignee is primarily liable and the assignee is secondarily liable (so they could both be sued by O for E's breach? (Not wondering about the delegatee issues, just the assignor/assignee analysis). Thanks.

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Re: Assignor/Assignee Liability Q

Postby happyhour1122 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:09 pm

Impishee wrote:For contract assignments, does the assignor remain liable for breaches by the assignee? Ex: O and D have a contract. D assigns all the rights and duties of the K to E. Is D still liable if E breaches? Is it that the assignee is primarily liable and the assignee is secondarily liable (so they could both be sued by O for E's breach? (Not wondering about the delegatee issues, just the assignor/assignee analysis). Thanks.


Yes D is still liable unless there is a release (novation, O and E must agree). Usually O and E are both jointly and severally liable unless otherwise agreed.

Primary liable/secondary liable analysis are often used in the mortgages settings. D would be primary liable if the E is only subject to the mortgages and second liable if E is subject to and assumes the mortgages.

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Re: Assignor/Assignee Liability Q

Postby Impishee » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:40 am

I think this is right, thanks!

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Re: Assignor/Assignee Liability Q

Postby happyhour1122 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:32 pm

Impishee wrote:I think this is right, thanks!



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Re: Assignor/Assignee Liability Q

Postby SilvermanBarPrep » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:22 pm

A good rule of thumb is that you're not off the hook unless (as stated above) there has been a novation. You'll still be stuck as the assignor if the assignee doesn't perform the obligation that you as the assignor promised to perform.

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