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Legal Question: Zoya's Lease with Peerless

This response will be no more than 1 or 2 paragraphs with a legal argument that includes the following:
1. A brief restatement of the legal question posed.
2. A statement of the applicable law or rule that should be applied to the facts in this case.
3. A clear statement that explains how you applied the applicable law to these facts to reach a specific conclusion.

Zoya operated a store in premises rented from Peerless. The lease required Zoya to maintain liability insurance to protect Zoya and Peerless. Caswell entered the store, fell through a trap door, and was injured. She then sued Zoya and Peerless on the theory that she was a third-party beneficiary of the lease requirement to maintain liability insurance. Was she correct?

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1. A brief restatement of the legal question posed.

Zoya operated a store in premises rented from Peerless. The lease required Zoya to maintain liability insurance to protect Zoya and Peerless. Caswell entered the store, fell through a trap door, and was injured. She sued Zoya and Peerless as a class of a third-party beneficiary of the lease requirement to maintain liability insurance.

2. A statement of the applicable law or rule that should be applied to the facts in this case.

The ...

Solution Summary

The concepts of a third-party beneficiary and liability insurance are discussed.

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