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Lonsdale v. Chesterfield
Citation:99 Wash. 2d 353, 662 P.2d 385
Chesterfield Land, Inc. (“Chesterfield”) (co-defendant) sold 81 lots of its development to various buyers. In each sales contract, Chesterfield agreed to install a water system for use of the plot. In return, each deed owner would pay a portion of the installation cost and for use of the water system. Chesterfield later sold party of the development to Sansaria, Inc. (“Sansaria”) (co-defendant). As part of the consideration for the sale, Sansaria assumed Chesterfield’s obligation to install a water system for the entire development. Neither Sansaria nor Chesterfield ever installed the water system. Lonsdale and other deed owners (hereinafter “Lonsdale et al.”) (plaintiffs) sued Chesterfield for its failure to install the water system. Lonsdale et al. also sued Sansaria, claiming they were third-party beneficiaries of the contract between Sansaria and Sansaria.
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