chapter  11
Privity of Contract
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According to the doctrine of privity, a contract creates enforceable rights and obligations only between the parties to it; thus, only the original parties can sue and be sued on it. 1 The diffi culty with the doctrine has always been that it excludes third parties for whose benefi t a contract was intended to be made. The exceptions to the doctrine seek to address this diffi culty.