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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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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 ...
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GDPR - Is consent really necessary for contact form?

I am looking for an answer that is supported by the GDPR, so please try to quote GDPR parts as you answer. The internet is on fire (developers especially) now that the GDPR is on strength. There are ...
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House Contract law [closed]

I’ve already signed documents related to a house closing ( im the seller). I’ve deposited and spent most of the check. The realtor called me and said they wrote the wrong amount for the realtor ...
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Two concurrent contracts, both “Entire Agreements”

I have been offered a new job with a startup company. The main contract covers terms of remuneration, start date, confidentiality, etc, and asserts that it is the "entire agreement", which seems ...
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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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Domain name registered by co-founder's friend

Founds of an informal organization that's been around for several years want to form an LLC. One of the founders (we'll call Bob) has a friend that own's the domain. Bob doesn't know how to manage ...
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What contracts have to be in writing?

I know that land sale contracts, for example, have to be in writing in most jurisdictions. What other kinds of contracts legally have to be in writing to be enforceable? (US jurisdictions preferred ...
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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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In GDPR, who exactly are the processors and what do they have to do?

I thought the processor was just someone who processes all personal data on behalf of the controller, basically a simple substitute for some matters. But from what I read online it seems that a ...
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How long can my girlfriend stay over at my place despite not being on the lease?

I have recently signed a new lease and moved into my new place. The place I have moved in is a unit in an apartment complex. The manager of the complex told me I cannot have guests for more than 14 ...
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Would these contractual terms stand up in a court of law (US)?

I was recently reviewing the contents of a contract agreement (US Based company) when two parts struck me as being particularly harsh. The parts of stick out to me in particular are: Clause 3: "...
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What recourse do I have if I can't meet a tight deadline to complete on a house purchase?

I've recently put down a reservation to buy a new-build flat in London, UK. This is one of the last flats available in the block and the builder is in a rush to complete and get the money as soon as ...
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Can I amend boilerplate contracts by mail?

I am party to a number of contracts (website terms of service, for example), where a service operator writes the contract, and I agree to the contract by using the service. If the other party wants to ...
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Mistake in our lease

We entered into a 2 year lease agreement in July 2016. I have since discovered that the end date is wrong in our lease. It should have been June 2018, not August 2018. My landlord is being is not ...
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What is a “Reserved” clause in a contract? (letter of engagement)

I'm being asked to sign a letter of engagement with an attorney. One of the numbered paragraphs is blank and just says "Reserved". What is the reason for it, can the attorney just insert whatever ...
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forum selection clause in an international contracts

If there is a forum selection clause in an international contract (between 2 companies in 2 different countries), then it is fairly easy to decide which court has jurisdiction and what laws should be ...
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Does a new contract supersede identical old contract?

I have relocated 3 times on behalf of my company in the past year, however I am prepared to move on because of another job offer. With each move came relocation assistance, in which I had to sign a ...
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Is there a (EU) law that a written contract has to be in a certain language?

I live and work as a freelancer in country A. I am about to sign a contract with a company that has its offices in country B. They therefore insist on having the contract written in language B. Both ...
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Council “misplaced” copy of contract - is this a data protection breach (UK)?

My Girlfriend changed jobs recently, and as such had to provide the local council with a copy of her employment contract to support claims for low-income support benefits. Now, it seems they have ...
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Is the usual contract writing style being questioned and a radically new one proposed?

As someone who is not a lawyer and needs to sign contracts, I often find the conventional writing style as an instrument to justify the inclusion of clauses that represent a client/provider ...
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How do I apply Taylor v Laird in a UK law exam on agreement?

This is about UK Law in a Law exam. I'm preparing for a law exam on agreement and in my tutorials and lectures I have not been taught about Taylor v Laird, however I keep on seeing the case in the ...
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Question about rent and whether this is a contract

This is in California I read another one that said California is an outlier. and to be clear, my intent is NOT to pursue legal action I'm merely trying to establish there was a contract and there was ...
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Indemnification clause in effect, but indemnified party refuses to cooperate

Suppose a contract exists in which defendant D has indemnified party E. D and E currently dislike each other. Third-party plaintiff P, in a liability matter arising (indirectly) out of the contract, ...
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What course of action can I take to get out of a 18 month contracted membership?

I'm stuck in month 8 of an 18 month membership with an overpriced singles club and I want out. However, I was pressured into signing a contract that only gave me 3 days to cancel and I'm obviously ...
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can lawyers/senate public commitee meetings ask questions which might be covered by NDA's

I'm just taking the recent Mark Zuckerberg Senate hearings which were held in the open in the United States. Is there some sort of fine line that the Senate has to follow? Can they ask any questions ...
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Unenforceable Arbitration Agreement [duplicate]

In the United States, what are the reasons an arbitration agreement may be considered unenforceable unless it contains the option to opt-out?
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Is a single electronic document that contains separate untitled and unnumbered sections “one contract”?

Given a written “agreement” between a “provider” and a “client”: that exists solely as a single PDF file (there is no hardcopy version) has a few “sections”, each of which is untitled and un-numbered,...
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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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Under what circumstances may companies require consumers to agree to secret terms?

In some Wifi hotspots, especially by AT&T, new browsers are presented with a login page that requires users to indicate they agree to the terms of use. The terms are hyperlinked, but clicking on ...
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Is a governing law clause always enforceable?

If I'm elsewhere and a contract has a clause stating that it is to be governed by the laws of the state of New York, is this always enforcable? Could I be placed in situations where I would have to ...