Where is the justice of doing more for the assignee than he or his assignor expected could or would be done?
The assignor of a contract can transfer only such property rights as he possesses.
In other words, in case of an assignment, all defenses that were good against the assignor are good against the assignee.
There are now but two men in Court who saw the paper executed, namely, the assignor and the assignee.
Assuming that the claim is not represented by negotiable paper, the legal owner of the claim is still the assignor.
assignor—The debtor who makes an assignment, or transfers property for the benefit of creditors.
An assignee may make the entry on the register himself without the concurrence or consent of his assignor.
An assignee is not bound by a licence granted by the assignor before the assignment, unless he has notice of it.
The preposterous nature of the cause assigned casts suspicion upon the assignor himself.
Or where is the justice of doing more for the assignee than he, or his assignor, expected could or would be done?
c.1300, from Old French assiginer (13c.) "assign, set (a date, etc.); appoint legally; allot," from Latin assignare "to mark out, to allot by sign, assign, award," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + signare "make a sign," from signum "mark" (see sign). Main original use was in English law, in transferences of personal property. General meaning "to fix, settle, determine, appoint" is from c.1300. Related: Assigned; assigning.