2021 Georgia Code
Title 44 - Property
Chapter 12 - Rights in Personalty
Article 2 - Choses in Action
§ 44-12-22. Assignment of Choses in Action Arising Upon Contracts

Universal Citation: GA Code § 44-12-22 (2021)

Except as may be otherwise provided in Title 11, all choses in action arising upon contract may be assigned so as to vest the title in the assignee, but he takes it, except negotiable instruments subject to the equities existing between the assignor and debtor at the time of the assignment, and until notice of the assignment is given to the person liable.

(Orig. Code 1863, § 2224; Code 1868, § 2218; Code 1873, § 2244; Code 1882, § 2244; Civil Code 1895, § 3077; Civil Code 1910, § 3653; Code 1933, § 85-1803; Ga. L. 1943, p. 263, § 1; Ga. L. 1952, p. 225, § 9; Ga. L. 1982, p. 3, § 44; Ga. L. 1987, p. 3, § 44.)

Law reviews.

- For note, "Wrongful Refusal to Pay Insurance Claims in Georgia," see 13 Ga. L. Rev. 935 (1979).



  • General Consideration
  • Requirements for Assignment of Choses in Action
  • Assignable Choses in Action
  • Rights of Parties


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 6 Am. Jur. 2d, Assignments, §§ 58, 59. 63 Am. Jur. 2d, Property, §§ 26, 27.

2A Am. Jur. Pleading and Practice Forms, Assignments, § 2.


- 6A C.J.S., Assignments, § 36. 73 C.J.S., Property, § 22.


- Assignability of right of action ex delicto for injury to property, as affected by statute, 5 A.L.R. 130.

Payment of judgment by debtor without notice of its assignment, 32 A.L.R. 1021.

Priority as between one who redelivers papers or securities not transferable by endorsement or delivery to pledgor or assignee and a bona fide purchaser from the latter, 37 A.L.R. 1540.

Priority of assignment of chose in action over subsequent garnishment as affected by lack of notice to debtor of assignment, 52 A.L.R. 109.

Meaning and scope of covenant in assignment of claim as regards legality or quality of claim, 91 A.L.R. 548.

Assignability of statutory claim against employer for nonpayment of wages, 48 A.L.R.2d 1385.

Law governing assignment of wages or salary, 1 A.L.R.3d 927.

Validity, in contract for installment sale of consumer goods, or commercial paper given in connection therewith, of provision waiving, as against assignee, defenses good against seller, 39 A.L.R.3d 518.

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