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[91WashLRev1663] An “APP” for Third Party Beneficiaries

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dc.contributor.author Epstein, David G.
dc.contributor.author Cook, Alexandra W.
dc.contributor.author Lowder, J. Kyle
dc.contributor.author Sonntag, Michelle
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-27T15:38:48Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-27T15:38:48Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12
dc.identifier.citation 91 Wash. L. Rev. 1663 (2016) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0043-0617
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1640
dc.description Volume 91, Number 4, December 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract David G. Epstein, George E. Allen Chair, University of Richmond Law School. Abstract: Every year, more than 100 reported court opinions consider the question of whether an outsider can sue for damages under a contract made by others—in part because the law is so ambiguous. While contract enforcement by a third party is controlled largely by the facts of the particular case, it also materially depends upon the relevant legal standards. At present, not just the standards, but also the reasons for these standards, are unclear. Eighty years ago, Lon Fuller,1 a professor teaching contracts at a then-Southern law school,2 and William Perdue, a student at that school, significantly clarified and improved decision-making on damages issues in contract law by proposing a new vocabulary and analytical model.3 The senior author of this Article is a professor at a Southern law school, but he does not need an academic Lloyd Bentsen4 to tell him that he is “no Lon Fuller,” and the younger co-authors hold no “William Perdue illusion,” given that Mr. Perdue was the father-in-law of their law school dean. Nonetheless, we believe that the new vocabulary and analytical model we are proposing would clarify and improve decision-making on third party contract rights. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Law Review, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.title [91WashLRev1663] An “APP” for Third Party Beneficiaries en_US
dc.title.alternative An “APP” for Third Party Beneficiaries en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2016 by Washington Law Review Association. en_US

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