Friday, December 27, 2013

Seaver v. Ransomv case brief

Seaver v. Ransomv case brief summary
120 N.E. 639 (1918)

Appellants sought review from a judgment of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the third judicial department (New York) affirming a judgment in favor of respondent in an action to enforce the terms of a contract.

Respondent brought suit in contract to recover property that her late aunt contracted with her late uncle to deliver. The trial court found for respondent.


  • On review, the trial court found that the right of a third party to recover upon a contract made by other parties for the third party's benefit was determined by the circumstances of the particular case. 
  • The court determined that the facts of the case did show that as a matter of equity, respondent was entitled to recover the property that the decedent uncle had contracted with the decedent aunt to deliver to respondent. 
  • Therefore, the judgment was affirmed.

The judgment for respondent was affirmed because the circumstances of the particular case demonstrated that as a matter of equity, respondent, as a third party beneficiary to the contract, was entitled to recover under the terms of the contract.

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