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Superior Court Holds Hotel Operator Was Not Third-Party Beneficiary Of Owner's Contract With General Contractor But Issue Of Fact Whether Operator Was Assignee Of Owner

In a dispute over the construction of a Newport hotel, the Rhode Island Superior Court has partially granted and partially denied the general contractor's summary judgment motion respecting whether the hotel operator could bring claims for damages. The Court held as a matter of law that the operator was not a third-party beneficiary of the contract between the hotel owner and the contractor and was not the owner's successor. However, the Court said there were material issues of fact regarding whether the operator was the assignee of the owner.