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Questions tagged [breach-of-contract]

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if all customers always violate a contract, is enforcement legally impossible?

Hypothetical case for U.S. law (close to reality but simplified here): A company offers advertising. Customers may get paid by publishing the advertising. The customers presumably want to do this in ...
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My attorney dropped me without reason

My attorney dropped me without notification via letter and then filed a withdraw for a worker's comp case. He claims it is irreconcilable differences but I barely talked to him about my case. Actually ...
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Custodian refuses to transfer funds of UTMA account after reaching age of majority [closed]

A JBHanauer & co (now RBC Capital Markets Corporation, though the account was later transferred to Morgan and Stanley) U / P / UTMA account was set up in my name many years ago. Once I reached the ...
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Plumbing Payment Reduction

In the New Mexico, US do you have to pay someone for work if after completion you do not feel the work is worth the original amount agreed upon. For example a plumber who gives you a quote, finishes ...
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Can one turn down a settlement offer if it's for more than the amount being claimed?

Suppose Joe is suing Acme Corp for $1000 over damages to his property. After some time, Acme Corp offers a settlement to Joe for $1500, on condition he signs a non-disclosure agreement. Is Joe ...
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Is this email agreement a contract and if so, does breach of contract mean we can end it?

Suppose: We received the following email proposal for a new leased line: Please find quote below for leased line Ethernet fibre: 10/100 fibre Ethernet Direct Internet Access (DIA) circuit. ...
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If the Residential Tenancy Act does not apply, what does?

In BC, the RTA stipulates laws regarding rental homes. However, it does not apply under certain circumstances, such as when the tenant shares the kitchen or bathroom with a home owner. My question is, ...
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Can an employee take an employer to court over false promises and breach of contract?

What if something like this happened: An employer IN WRITING stated that an employee would begin receiving compensation on my start date. That did not happen. Time after time, the employer would ...
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S75 Liability of creditor for breaches by supplier in the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (UK)

I had a verbal contract with a contractor and part of the payment for that contract was a credit card payment of £2k in a £10K contract. Payment by credit card as made halfway during thye prosecution ...
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Can I fight a charge from forgetting to cancel a subscription?

I just got charged a substantial fee for renewing some domains that are years old, (old enough that my card on file had expired, so I don't know how they even managed to charge it) that I had ...
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Summary Judgment Motion

BACKGROUND An HOA has failed to follow its bylaws (breach of contract), which has been documented in a thorough email trail to provide the facts and demonstrating communicating the bylaws to the HOA ...
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London: actions to take against a landlord who breached the law on many occasions

I have been living in London for several years now and experienced issues with one of my last landlords (professional one). I'm looking for your legal advice on what actions to take. To give you a ...
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Bias in evaluating Breach of Contract

I am naturally biased in the sense that when I believe a family member has been cheated in a contract, I need to 'check' myself to ensure that I have not overlooked anything: especially if I am to ...
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What if a lawyer steals my idea and doesn't do the work?

I'm working on a tech startup that involves a specific industry. Because the industry is regulated, I decided to get a lawyer to sign off on my system and tell me whether I would need to change ...
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Contractor bailed after getting paid in full

I live in South NJ. I have a 25k contract with a building contractor. However, they bailed once they got paid in full from the financial company. Before I knew that they were playing games they kept ...
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Are non-guaranteed delivery service contacts legal? [EU]

I had a parcel shipped with a company (not courier itself). Delivery took over 10 days instead of 2 days. During the order below message was displayed. Parcel delivery within 2 working days ...
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How can auto sale contract be breached

Customer goes to a dealership in Texas to buy a used car. Car is test driven and customer likes it. Customer makes agreement to buy the car, and they settle on a price. Customer signs a deal with a ...
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Can addressee of lost in post item break the privity of contract between sender and post?

Alice, living in country A, sold an item to Bob, living in country B. She sent the item using A Post, tracked but with no insurance (the sale contract obliged her to ship the item, not deliver). The ...
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Letting agency UK - possible breach of contract

I own a property in the UK which I am renting out. I signed a contract with the agency that clearly states that the fees are 10% inclusive of VAT. The agency has been charging me 10% + VAT (...
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How late with a term payment constitutes a default?

Suppose two parties settle their dispute by entering into a terms agreement, whereby A pays B $100K in 50 monthly instalments of $2K on a particular day of the month (not after 28th day to avoid short ...
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Can a person be held responsible for a breach of contract by another person?

I once worked as a contractor for a certain company. That company required me to sign an agreement that contained the following: 5.2. Protection of Confidential Information. Contractor ...
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Teaching offer rescinded by principal - any recourse?

My sister recently applied for a teaching job at a public school (in Texas), and went through the interview process. She was verbally informed by the principal that she had been selected for the ...
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Is it breach of contract if dismissed before starting work?

I've been dismissed by a company I was due to start a job with, just a few days before the job was meant to start. They have no intention of providing me with any compensation despite the fact I ...
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Damages for repudiation of contract before the work was commenced

Bob wants to build a greenhouse and a garage on his land. He contracts Matt to build the greenhouse only as Matt does not specialize in building garages. They agree that Matt starts the job in 3 weeks....
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Landlord's LLC filed for bankruptcy, is that a breach of contract?

My landlord owns and maintains the property I'm leasing though an LLC. The lease documents are between myself and the LLC. I was recently sent a letter that says that my landlord's LLC is filing for ...
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SAMSUNG refuses to honor their warranty. How to proceed?

I bought a SAMSUNG flagship Android device from the world's largest retailer (Walmart). The SAMSUNG device is now failing in multiple ways. I have repeatedly contacted SAMSUNG, and SAMSUNG refuses ...
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Is “including but not limited to” dangerous?

I am looking for opinions about the phrase, "including but not limited to". Yes, I know that it's commonly used, but is it dangerous to the person signing the contract. For example, consider "You may ...
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Can a company use pay to control their independent contractors?

I work for a certain transcription company as an independent contractor. The company pays me to produce transcripts of audio recordings the company provides. A pay rate is given for each assignment. ...
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Can my LLC limit my liability of a personally-signed non-compete agreement?

I am employed via W-2 and bound to a non-compete agreement stating that I cannot be paid for work outside of said W-2 employment. Is it a breach of contract to perform work on behalf of an LLC which ...
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Small claims court jurisdication over international employment agreement?

I am a US citizen originally residing in state S. I entered into an employment agreement with a company headquartered in country C1 (not the US), with physical offices in another country C2 and US (...
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A borrower signed a promissory note in which he put up an annuity plan and his 401k plan as collateral.

Borrower defaulted and there is strong evidence of promissory fraud. How can the annuity plan account and 401k account best be reached?
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Can I sue the gas company for not notifying me that gas was shut off at a rental due to tenant not paying?

I have a continuation service agreement with the gas company and they neglected to notify me that they had discontinued the tenants gas service in April of 2017 for nonpayment. They also neglected to ...
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Am I Entitled to a Refund for Services Not Rendered?

I pre-paid for 12 months of a SaaS service. At the time I paid, I was not sent nor emailed a copy of the Terms of Service. Now 2 months in, this SaaS company was acquired. I have no relationship ...
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Contractor wants to charge when he did not gain access to the property [closed]

I agreed with a plumber to come in for a small job on a short notice. He estimated the work to £135. Unfortunately, when he came in, nobody has let him in, so no work has been done. Now, he wants to ...
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Labour Law - Minimum notice period to prevent breach of contract scenario

James is hired by company X in South Africa. The first and second year's he is given a fixed term contract (Period 1 year each). The third year he is offered permanent employment and remains at ...
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Can I take legal action in Colorado against a car dealership that has yet to deliver owed items to me?

I ordered a vehicle from a dealership in July of 2017. The vehicle was delivered to me approximately six weeks later and did not match the build I had requested. Investigation with the dealership ...
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Is there recourse for damages due to merchant reselling item after taking payment but before delivery?

We purchased a door at Home Depot. It was a display model, and therefore sold at a significantly reduced price. We also purchased installation service, and therefore left the door at the store so ...
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Does repudiation by one party in a contract allow the other to also repudiate?

Suppose a situation with the following sequence of events. A clause in a contract stipulated obligations on both parties A and B. Party A failed to fulfil the obligation, and despite multiple ...
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Can the broker-agent of a landlord be construed as party to a leasing contract? [NY]

The leasing contract bears the broker's name, under "broker", and not as a signatory. Is there an agency law ground (or some other) to make the contract enforceable against the broker (given no ...
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What to do if a Company terminates your contract before 1 week of joining date?

Working in Malaysia I got a job offer from one of the famous MNCs 1 month ago under another Company's payroll. I got the offer letter and all the documentation is complete. I resigned from my current ...
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Face prosecution under Spotify’s terms & conditions?

Hypothetical: Suppose that I have an acquaintance who is an artist on Spotify. In an effort to promote said person’s music, I offer to loop their music on my computer ad infinitum in return for a cut ...
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Landlord breach of contract, deposit refund

I have an issue with my previous landlord which I am not sure how to deal with. I am new in the US (in Los Angeles more specifically) and not familiar with legislation. I rented a room over the ...
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Company hasn't paid me in weeks. Retaliation Concerns of contacting labor board?

Apparently my company is not doing well financially, and they could not pay me for quite a bit of time now. I would like to let the labor board know so that I can get paid, but I'm worried that the ...