John owes kathleen $5,000. in january, kathleen assigns her right to collect the money to jennifer. in march, kathleen assigns her right to collect the money to maxwell. maxwell notifies john of the assignment and requests all payments to be made to him. under the american rule (new york rule), who has the legal right to the money?
Jennifer, because she was the first assignment in time.
English Rule is that it does not matter about anyone else in the case. So long as John owes money to Kathleen, then Kathleen is the one who can claim the money.
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