assigns

Assignees, particularly assignees by voluntary act, that is assignees in fact, as distinguished from assignees by operation of law. United States v Colorado Anthracite Coal Co. 225 US 219, 56 L Ed 1063, 32 S Ct 617. The word is often used in drafting legal instruments to denote the assignable nature of the interest or right created. The use of the word "assigns" indicates the intention of the parties to a contract that the contract is assignable, although it is not conclusive upon the question of assignability. 6 Am J2d Assign § 10. Some of older authorities adhere to the strict rule that the use of the word "assigns" is essential in impressing upon a covenant the character of running with the land, but the better view seems to be that although covenants intended to charge the land may be shown by the employment of the word "assigns," such intention may be quite as strongly indicated by other language contained in the deed. 20 Am J2d Cov § 32.

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