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Questions tagged [contract]

Contracts are verbal or written agreements that parties enter consensually, exchanging consideration. Use this tag when the question is about contracts, or one or more elements of a contract.

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Terms of Contract changed during drafting of Written Contract

I entered into discussions with an owner to purchase his business. During the process I agreed verbally and via email to pay for the owners lawyer to draft the purchase and sale agreements. The ...
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Revoking my right to defend my Intellectual Property by using Let's Encrypt

Agreement: https://letsencrypt.org/documents/LE-SA-v1.1.1-August-1-2016.pdf Section of interest: BY WAY OF FURTHER EXPLANATION REGARDING THE SCOPE OF THE DISCLAIMER, AND WITHOUT WAIVING OR ...
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Derivative softwares copyrigths from a more generic software

Imagine consultancy C has a generic software for analyzing data S. Now C has a client C1 and from the software S it derives a software S1 to analyzed some specific data for C1. The overall dependency ...
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Defenses Based on Electronic Form of Terms

I've been looking at a few terms of service recently, and have seen something along the lines of Defenses Based on Electronic Form of These Terms. You hereby waive any and all defenses you may ...
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What exactly does “without prejudice” mean and how does it work?

According to businessdictionary.com without prejudice means Law phrase: Without abandonment of a claim, privilege, or right, and without implying an admission of liability. This sounds pretty ...
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How to interpret “respectively” after a comma

This agreement is issued pursuant to and incorporates by thisreference the terms and conditions set forth in the Schedule statedabove, and the Agreement and Attachment(s) set forth in such ...
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Is making my co-tenants sign a contract to pay their share of the bills helpful in court?

I share a house with three other people, and as I was the first to move in, I had to sign up for some of the bills with my name. However, some of my co-tenants are rather slow and unwilling to pay ...
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As an Iranian, can I sign an Independent contractor agreement, and work remotely for a US company from Iran?

Are there any restrictions for citizens of sanctioned countries to work remotely for US companies?
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Can I take an employer to court over false promises and breach of contract?

Long story short, I had an employer who IN WRITING stated I would begin receiving compensation on my start date. As you can guess, that did not happen. Time after time, the employer would insist ...
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What are the different time requirements under law?

I was wondering about the phrase "time is of the essence". This compares to other time constraints such as "reasonable time" and "time at large." My understanding of "time is of the essence" suggests ...
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I have an Master Service Agreement without Statement of Work, is it valid?

Full Story I started working as indepent contractor for WeJustHiredYou INC. WeJustHiredYou provides software developers to RealClient. I have an MSA with WeJustHiredYou, but I always worked, for ...
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Can the Prisoner's Dilemma be solved with a civil contract?

The Prisoner's Dilemma is a well-known game theory problem that translates well into our real life experience. The idea is that two people who will optimize their individual and collective outcomes by ...
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What does the contract really mean?

I have been working in a company in Cambodia for about 5 months now and I am thinking of leaving the company for various reasons. When I asked them for resignation, they said that the minimum prior ...
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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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Working contract not handled (germany)

Hy, I would like to know what the German law says about employers not giving documents, such as their working contract, to their employees. Here is my personal context. I started to work in Mai 2018 ...
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Is there any need for “except as required by law” notices?

In the US, do notices like "except as required by federal, state or local law" in contracts have any purpose other than to serve as a reminder to the reader/party? If something is required by ...
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Delivering services at a later date

I needed a variety of yard work done around my house. I found a contractor and scheduled him to come out and give an estimate. He did not show up on time to give the estimate. However, that is ...
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Legal consequences of not tipping in the US

In the US, there is an expectation of almost always tipping certain service providers like waiters and bartenders. Generally, it is expected that customers tip 15% for ordinary service, 20% or more ...
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What is the value of these phantom shares?

The wording of this paragraph is not clear to me. Does the value of the Phantom Units equate to 0.25% of the FMV or do they equate to 0.25% of 10% of full FMV? The number of Phantom Units granted ...
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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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International issues [closed]

I've been working with a person in the UK and recently fell into some issues. There's breach of contract being thrown around. I'm just wondering which jurisdiction it would fall under: UK or ...
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Canceling a contract without a cancelation clause [closed]

Can a contract between a customer and vender without a cancelation clause be canceled without cause by the customer? In other words... is an unmentioned clause open to do whatever anyone wants to do ...
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Gym Membership Cancellation - Michigan, USA

Some Background: My wife utilized a personal training service from a fitness/gym company in Michigan. She signed up for a year contract knowing that she would have to move approximately 9 month into ...
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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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Employer did not accept resignation in Germany

I'm currently working for a company in Germany and the notice period is two weeks. I sent my resignation via E-mail. They told me after 3 days that they did not accept it because I need to send it ...
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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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Default Governing State for NDA

If an NDA does not list the governing state in the terms, what is the default state that governs if legal action is taken? Which state has jurisdiction? (Parties reside in two different states)
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Having chance in a legal lottery

For simplicity a lottery is defined as consisting of these three elements: a prize distribution of the prize by chance, and payment for that chance. This article states that a way around this is to ...
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Gym Membership Extraordinary Termination when Flaws were already present before signing?

I'm going to a local gym in my town for about half a year. At the time I signed the contract I didn't have a car and bus or train is terrible where I live, so I had no other gym to choose from. The ...
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post usage terms and condition

Is there are law or something that protects terms and condition applied after it has been used. More specifically, a cemetery you see in one condition, after burial they ask you to sign to purchase it....
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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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Which comes first: contracts or subpoena orders?

Example scenario If I am a reporter and I write an article from a source who did not want to disclose his identity and I signed a contract to never disclose his identity. But the court now demands ...
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Will my employers contract hold up in court?

When I started a new job back in July of 2017, I signed a contract that had the following bindings or restrictions if I was ever to leave the company: Cannot work for a competitor within 25 miles of ...
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Lease dispute, over email and text message

I am a college student signing a lease for an apartment to rent for a year. I was told verbally by the sales representative that on-site indoor garage parking would be included with the rent. The ...
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Work problem and don’t know what to do

I’m doing a cleaning job for a school under an employer. The contract ended and they lost the account and the school wants to hire me directly to stay there because they love the way I do my job. But ...
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Can my work force me to pay for their compulsory in-house training?

My contract with work states if I leave within 18 months I must pay for the mandatory training they sent me on of £1800. I am already qualified in my field and this course was just to learn their way ...
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Canceling gym membership while in recovery

I was trying to cancel my gym membership because I had a surprise surgery that put me out of physical activity for a few months, and I couldn't leave the house for one month, but they told me that no ...
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How do I get my car repaired when there was no formal contract?

A month ago we towed our car to a mechanic. Where we agreed that the engine needed replacing and it would take 4 days. All communication was done over the phone nothing in writing (yes this is wrong I ...
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Shouldn't a legal entity such as the council, which is asking you to respond to one of their letters, include a pre-stamped envelope?

If I receive a letter from a legal entity such as the council, which is asking me to fill in a form and return it to them via post, shouldn't they include a pre-stamped envelop where I can send the ...
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Non disparagement agreement with one company name I posted under another company name on LInkedIn

I signed a non-disparagement agreement that says the two parties are "Employee" (my name here) and "Company" (Company Old Name Here). The company changed names and I posted something on the LinkedIn ...
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What happens to a contract when company is disolved?

I have been renting a property (residential) for 10 months from a limited company. I wanted to move out of the property recently, they informed me I still have two months left on my contract, i ...
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Contract and back dated pay

So basically I am in a situation where I finished my apprenticeship at a big company and was promised a pay rise in February that still hasn't happened. I was taken on with a fixed 12 month contract ...
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How long do you have to collect a unpaid debt?

If a client refuses to pay an invoice for work completed, how long do you have to file a claim? I have a written contract but they sent me a letter canceling the agreement.
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Erroneous information on cancellation policy

I put money in financial product A. The fine prints say that I should be able to do a lump-sum withdrawal within X days. I tried to do withdrawal. Then the financial institution says that "although ...
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Which has precedence, a purchase policy or an invoice's payment terms?

If an online company has a posted policy that says your payment is due on the second of every month, but send you an invoice with terms of net 30 and a due date of the thirtieth, is the invoice date ...
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Do section titles in a contract have to end in a period?

While reading through contracts, every time I think to check, all the section titles end with a period. Example: 1 Some Random Section. (Section's text goes here) Is this just the ...
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At what I age could I sign a contract in Europe?

I am 16 years old and interested in selling a website. After creating a thread in stack web development I wanted to ask a law question and that's why I got redirected here. I live in Albania, Europe ...
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Is it possible to renounce your right to divorce

When you get married, is it possible to enter into a contract renouncing both parties' right to a divorce? If that is not possible how much can you limit the right to a divorce with a contract or ...
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Does my employer have to pay redundancy when my contract takes me over two years service?

My employer has given me notice of redundancy. I am just short of two years service so my employer is not paying me redundancy pay. My contract specified that I am to be given 6 weeks notice. My ...
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Establishing legal ownership of intangible property under technical control by an individual or 3rd party

How would one establish legal ownership of intangible property that is under technical control of a owner, employee or 3rd party? Examples: Domain name: The email address for the account at the ...