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More than Merely Incidental: Third-Party Beneficiary Rights in Urban Redevelopment Contracts

48 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2010  

Patience A. Crowder

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Date Written: July 6, 2010

Abstract

Historically speaking, community groups that seek to become involved in city-sponsored redevelopment projects have limited avenues of participation from which to choose. Most avenues of participation are found in administrative law, tort law, or constitutional law and relief is getting harder to obtain. Given the proliferation of privatization and public-private partnerships between local governments and private developers, contract law, the third-party beneficiary rule in particular, offers another realm of rights for urban residents confronted by redevelopment projects. Considering the totality of the circumstances surrounding redevelopment projects, urban residents, an identifiable class for whom public-private partners designate benefits, should be able to obtain relief as third-party beneficiaries to breached redevelopment deal contracts when a redevelopment project fails.

Suggested Citation

Crowder , Patience A., More than Merely Incidental: Third-Party Beneficiary Rights in Urban Redevelopment Contracts (July 6, 2010). Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law Policy, Vol. 17, No. 2, p. 287, 2010; University of Tulsa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1635473

Patience A. Crowder (Contact Author)

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

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