This section is from the book "The Law Of Contracts", by William Herbert Page. Also available from Amazon: Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide to Deals, Contracts, Agreements and Promises.
B may assign to C the right to receive compensation from A on performance of the contract between A and B, even if under such contract B's personality is material,1 if such compensation does not itself involve any personal element.2 An attorney who has performed all services to be performed under his contract may assign his compensation thereunder.3 The publisher of a magazine may, on performance of a contract to publish advertisements, assign the benefits thereof.4 A building contract or a construction contract which has been performed by the original contractor, may be assigned so that the assignee may recover the benefits due thereunder, whether such contract is a private contract,5 or a public contract.6
8 Rouse v. Bradford Banking Co. , A. C. 586.
9 New York Bank Notes Co. v. Hamilton Bank Note, Engraving & Printing Co., 180 N. Y. 280, 73 N. E. 48.
10 New York Bank Notes Co. v. Hamilton Bank Note, Engraving & Printing Co., 180 N. Y.280, 73 N. E. 48.
1 England. Lett v. Morris, 4 Sim. 607.
United States. In re Wright, 157 Fed. 544, 18 L. R. A. (N.S.) 193, 85 C. C. A. 206.
Massachusetts. American Lithograph Co. v. Ziegler, 216 Mass. 287, 103 N. E. 900.
Minnesota. Dickson v. St. Paul, 97 Minn. 258, 106 N. W. 1053.
Missouri. Houssels v. Jacobs, 178 Mo. 579, 77 S. W. 857.
Nebraska. Daugherty v. Gouff, 23 Neb. 105, 36 N. W. 351.
Oregon. Stott v. Franey, 20 Or. 410, 26 Pac. 271.
Tennessee. Smith v. Hubbard, 85 Tenn. 306, 2 S. W. 569.
Wisconsin. Rockwell v. Daniels, 4 Wis. 432.
2 In re Wright, 157 Fed. 544, 18 L. R. R. (N.S.) 193, 85 C. C. A. 206.
3 Taylor v. Mining Co., 86 Cal. 589, 25 Pac. 51.
4 American Lithograph Co. v. Ziegler, 216 Mass. 287, 103 N. E. 909.
5laege v. Bossieux, 56 Va. (15 Gratt) 83.
6 Daugherty v. Gouff, 23 Neb. 105, 36 N. W. 351; Stott v. Franey, 20 Or. 410,
26 Pac. 271; Smith v. Hubbard, 85 Tenn. 306, 2 S. W. 569.
If the contract has been broken by one party the other party may assign his right of action for such breach in some cases,7 such as in case of a contract to furnish support,8 although the contract is personal. After a loss has occurred, the insured may assign the right to the proceeds of an insurance policy.9