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for Local Government Law Bulletin Vol. Issue 126, Dec 2011
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Normally someone who is not a party to a contract has no standing to enforce or challenge the validity of the contract, nor any right to seek damages for its breach. Occasionally, however, courts recognize and enforce nonparty rights in a contract, as third-party beneficiaries. This bulletin explores the application of third-party beneficiary rules to contracts entered into by local governments in North Carolina.