- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 45. Trade and Commerce
- Chapter 2. Sales
- Section 210. Delegation of Performance; Assignment of Rights.
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AS 45.02.210. Delegation of Performance; Assignment of Rights.
- (a) A party may perform the party's duty through a delegate unless otherwise agreed or unless the other party has a
substantial interest in having the original promisor perform or control the acts required by the contract. No
delegation of performance relieves the party delegating of a duty to perform or a liability for breach.
- (b) Unless otherwise agreed, all rights of either seller or buyer can be assigned except where the assignment would
materially change the duty of the other party, increase materially the burden or risk imposed on the other party by the
contract, or impair materially the chance of obtaining return performance. A right to damages for breach of the whole
contract or a right arising out of the assignor's due performance of the entire obligation can be assigned despite
- (c) The creation, attachment, perfection, or enforcement of a security interest in the seller's interest under a contract
is not a transfer that materially changes the duty of or increases materially the burden or risk imposed on the buyer
or impairs materially the buyer's chance of obtaining return performance within the purview of (b) of this section
unless, and then only to the extent that, enforcement actually results in a delegation of material performance of the
seller; even in that event, the creation, attachment, perfection, and enforcement of the security interest remain
- (1) the seller is liable to the buyer for damages caused by the delegation to the extent that the damages could not
reasonably be prevented by the buyer; and
- (2) a court having jurisdiction may grant other appropriate relief, including cancellation of the contract for sale or an
injunction against enforcement of the security interest or consummation of the enforcement.
- (d) Unless the circumstances indicate the contrary, a prohibition of assignment of "the contract" is to be construed as
barring only the delegation to the assignee of the assignor's performance.
- (e) An assignment of "the contract" or "all my rights under the contract" or an assignment in similar general terms is an
assignment of rights and, unless the language or the circumstances, as in an assignment for security, indicate the
contrary, it is a delegation of performance of the duties of the assignor and its acceptance by the assignee
constitutes a promise by the assignee to perform those duties. This promise is enforceable by either the assignor or
the other party to the original contract.
- (f) The other party may treat an assignment that delegates performance as creating reasonable grounds for insecurity and
may, without prejudice to the party's rights against the assignor, demand assurances from the assignee (AS 45.02.609
Article 03. GENERAL OBLIGATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF CONTRACT
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