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In England, can I break a contract if the framework agreement it relies on is potentially void? [closed]

It is my first time posting here. I hope I am not breaking any rules. I've entered into a deal that's turned out to be commercially unfavourable for me, and I'm looking to break it off. There are two ...
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How can a liability limitation in a contract between two parties prevent a damaged 3rd-party from taking action?

Answers to this question Do tech companies like Microsoft & CrowdStrike face almost no legal liabilities for major disruptions? suggest (correctly) that parties to a contract can allocate risk ...
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Can they do this? [closed]

If I'm homeless living in a tent and I mow for this guy and he offers his back yard to put my tent well a few weeks later after mowing and racking weekly for free and clearing back yard of trash and ...
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How widely is "where failure could result in death, injury, or damage" interpreted?

Crowdstrike, whose Falcon Platform is responsible for significant disruption, has in their Terms and conditions: The offerings and CrowdStrike tools are not fault-tolerant and are not designed or ...
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In fine print: Refund Policy

Please accept my apology if this should be posted on English Stack Exchange or elsewhere. I would like to take a person/organization to small claims court for not providing a refund. They ignore my ...
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Parking ticket for parking in a private lot reserved for customers of X, Y, and Z businesses [closed]

In BC, a parking ticket has been issued to a man who has been a previous customer within the last two months of one of the three businesses listed that this lot is reserved for. Before this, he ...
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How to prove that someone forged my signature on a contract that I was not aware of

How to prove that someone forged my signature on a contract that I was not aware of using DocuSign and a Per-Selected Style signature
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Can you sue a company for false advertisement even if you signed their terms and conditions?

I only have a broad general idea about false advertising so I am not sure if this scenario would be applicable for someone to be sued for false advertising. If the buyer agreed that upon buying an ...
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when does a car quote become an executed contract?

I realize contract law may differ between different jurisdictions, so let's narrow this down to countries where it is generally accepted that a courts can adjudicate all contracts as long as long as ...
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Does secretly storing copies of video games until they enter public domain violate IP or contracts?

If I were to store copies of video games that would be kept secret until the video games entered the public domain (that would happen after 95 years after release under most cases), would this violate ...
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(NJ) Can somebody be bound to a contract by not opting out? [closed]

I am dealing with a situation where I was charged several years for an HVAC service contract that the prior owner of my home had with a company. There was time left on the contract for the year we ...
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If a worker quit his old job because a recruiter at a new job contacted him with an appealing offer, can he still be fired without cause in probation?

This is a hypothetical question. I understand that in ordinary circumstances, when starting a new job, the probation period allows an employer to terminate the employee for any or no reason, provided ...
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What is the legal situation if one is owed money but no longer have access to the bank account associated with the account?

There is a situation presented in The Guardian Consumer champions that must be fairly common: In November last year, I unexpectedly rediscovered an unused national lottery app on my mobile phone with ...
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Under what circumstances can an insurance company claim back the cost of setting up a policy?

There is a news story about a 15-year-old Citroën that was towed by the council and the owner was not informed. The owner assumed it was stolen, claimed against the insurance and was paid out. ...
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How exactly does an illegal purpose void a contract?

In an answer that I am sure is practically correct in most situations, the following statement was made regarding a possible civil suit regarding unpaid wages for drug dealing after the debtor dies: ...
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Can I browse-wrap a book?

In this answer it is noted that if your browse-wrap terms of service on your web site are sufficiently prominent to put the user on "inquiry notice", essentially so that they're aware that ...
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How to get my money back I put down on a purchase and never received item

I sent someone $100 on cash app to hold a camper until I got down there to get it per her request. She then blocked me on everything even cash app and will not even give me an address. What can I do I ...
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When does transfer of ownership occur in amateur sale-purchase contracts?

Bob says to Rob: "I offer you $1,000 for this thing". Rob replies: "I accept your offer". From this very moment, is Bob the legal owner of the thing? Or does he need to wait for ...
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Can a salary be reduced?

My company is restructuring positions and salary ranges, and they are informing people about their new salaries (sometimes 20% lower than their current salaries). Is it legal for the employer to lower ...
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Is there a "contract" involving time when ordering fast food from a drive through lane?

Yes, its a strange question. But I am curious. Yesterday, I was very busy at work and needed to eat lunch fast. I drove to a local fast food restaurant and ordered some food from the drive through ...
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Does it matter where a prenuptial agreements is signed?

If my wife and I get married and sign an agreement in regards to the marriage in South Africs will it be valid if we move to the USA? What happens if we get divorced? Will the prenup be enforceable? ...
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What constitutes "fault of the buyer"? [closed]

I have a contract to sell my house that is contingent on the buyer selling their home. A common enough occurrence. If Buyer does not close on the sale of Buyer’s property, through no fault of Buyer, ...
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Travel vendor wants to back out of agreement

A major cruise line had a cruise on its website, for which some of the rooms were being offered at a price of $0 (plus a deposit). Numerous people took advantage of this offer, their online deposits ...
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What are the consequences or risks of signing a document with a future date?

I know you shouldn't past-date something (e.g. date for yesterday), but what are the consequences/risks of writing a future date on a document? In my specific instance, I'm getting a bridge loan out ...
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Can I set additional terms of service for "my" page on a third-party service?

A lot of web sites, like Github or Facebook, have terms of service for the platform as a whole but also let me publish stuff on pages that I have some control over. I can post a README file on my ...
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Can copy-pasting a word definition from a dictionary site cause a copyright issue?

I just saw the following at the English language and usage stack exchange meta forum (ELU meta). We should not be pasting definitions from online dictionaries into answers when their terms of service ...
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Conflicting clause in contract

I've checked similar questions, but I feel this one is a somewhat different. Suppose someone signed a contract saying "you must not do A, but you must do B", and some time later it turned ...
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What legal basis exists for challenging absurd (but technically-correct) invoices?

Every once in a while you hear stories about people getting hit with ridiculously high charges, such as for cell phone or cloud computing, e.g.: In the cell phone case, this can happen when (for ...
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Enforce contract on burglars

Lets say I post a sign outside my house reading "if you break into this house, you agree to paying the owner a one million dollars access fee". This would be similar to how parking lots post ...
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My finance company charges more late fees than my contract states

I was late making a payment on a vehicle that I am financing and the late fee was high. I decided to go over my documents for my car and noticed that it states after 10 days, which they applied the ...
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Can I use clips of another show I created in my own feature film? [closed]

The opening scene of my film is of a out-of-work TV writer, explaining his background to two TV network commissioners, where he plays a brief clip (2 seconds) of a sitcom pilot that he created. The ...
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Questions related to confidentiality obligations [closed]

If I accidentally find out that someone else committed a crime, and I don't sue him, will I be punished if it later turns out that I knew in some way? In the above example, what happens if it is not ‘...
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Protecting AI related IP by assigning all current and future IP to an LLC

Consider a fairly typical IP assignment clause, such as I understand that the provisions of this Agreement requiring assignment of Inventions to the Company do not apply to any Invention that I have ...
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Is "I'll see you in court!" legally binding?

Say that "Joe" really doesn't like something that "Donald" does, and they end up getting in a heated argument over it. Donald does not budge, and eventually Joe gets fed up and ...
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Is it legal for someone to forge my signature with my knowledge and approval?

I recently had to sign some paperwork for a health insurance contract in Greece. I was in the UK at the time, so I had to have the thing mailed to me, sign it, and then mail it back. It occurred to me ...
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Does British Columbia legislate for service to be performed 'with reasonable care and skill' + 'within a reasonable time'?

Does B.C. enact any laws like the UK's Consumer Rights Act 2015, sections 49 Service to be performed with reasonable care and skill (1) Every contract to supply a service is to be treated as ...
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What if I sign a work contract and then regret before starting? Switzerland

I got a job offer from company A to start in ~3 months from now, and they want me to sign their contract within one week. Now, I am also awaiting an offer from company B, which already expressed they ...
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If a receptionist hands a customer a blank screen and tells them to sign - with no explanation - and they sign, have they entered into a agreement? [duplicate]

I recently went to the doctor, and at the start of the visit the receptionist gave me a completely blank touch screen and told me to sign my name twice. I asked why, and she said "you're ...
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Can I sue a car garage for only offering cash payment? [closed]

I rent a parking spot in a garage in NYC for my car. Rent payment is made only in cash. When I joined 2 years ago, owner told me he would set up electronic payments or will accept Zelle payments, in ...
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Are you a bound by a contract with sorority that you signed if you have not paid dues to become an official member? [closed]

Are you a bound by a contract with sorority that you signed, if you have not paid dues to become an official member?
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Using science paper's method in commercial product

Is it possible to use the method (method or algorithm, model, etc.) described in an open scientific publication (license is arbitrary) in a commercial product in closed source code? That is, the ...
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Retailer refusing to replace or refund purchased items which I forgot at the store

I bought some DVDs at the self checkout in Walmart but accidentally left them there. When I came back someone had stolen them. Walmart said that it was my fault and that they wouldn't offer a ...
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Pest control company terminated my contract then charged me termination fees

Had a pest control company who I’ve always had issues with them showing up at odd hours unannounced to perform services which were not scheduled. I am a new father and very protective and I finally ...
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Do US companies have access to check out their job applicants immigration status?

I am wondering do companies in USA have access to a database to check out if a job applicant has US Green Card or not? I saw on USCIS website that says if you want to check someone's immigration ...
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Contract for plumber vs roofer

When one creates a contract in a specific business domain, are there parts of a contract that do not need to be enumerated as the type of work already includes implied constraints. i.e. A contract ...
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UK Law - Can a contract be accepted by conduct through continuing communication?

Hypothetical question: If a person A communicated an offer of billable professional services via email to person B, stating that future communication would be billed, and that otherwise B should cease ...
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What is an employee's liability for defective work?

Employee E works as part of a development team for company C, which has a contract with customer F. Suppose that F is dissatisfied with the work product that C submits. Under what circumstances would ...
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What is the scope of goods and services that one may charge for? [closed]

A comment on this site asks: When you provide a service or add value you have a right to charge for it, no? What is the scope of goods and services that one may charge for?
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Seller Financing a Car and repos

Let's say someone wants to sell a car to an individual via seller financing.. The individual puts down 1,000$ and finances the other $3,000.. and agrees on monthly payments of 200$ the seller becomes ...
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When a company is sold, can existing customers opt out of contract with the new owner? [duplicate]

A letting agent with which I have had a contract for many years was bought out by a competitor around 18 months ago. The new owner never updated the management agreement to reflect the change of ...
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