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Is it breach of contract if dismissed before starting work?

UK: For all I know you cannot be fired unless you are hired. They must hire you. Once a job offer is made and accepted, they must hire you. If they don't, call a lawyer. I personally know someone ...
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If I give my daughter $50k for her wedding and she elects to use the money to pay down a house, can I sue her?

If she broke a contract, yes Putting aside that lawsuits end relationships, contracts between family members are just as enforceable as any other contract. However, based on the information provided ...
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What are my options legally if NYC company is not paying salary?

What legal options do I have here? It depends on how much you are owed. If it is less than $5000 (in a city court) you can sue them in small claims. If it is more than that, you'll have to sue them ...
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I've left the United States, what happens if I don't pay rent?

When you breach a contract, you can get sued in local court, and if you don't show up to defend yourself, default judgment will be entered against you. Then the aggrieved party will have to collect, ...
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What award can an unpaid independent contractor expect? What are the legal incentives to pay contractors?

What awards can I expect? In what ways would a judge's decisions about awards be legally limited? $500? Interest? Time spent pursuing collections? Filing fee? Anything else? My research so far ...
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If I give my daughter $50k for her wedding and she elects to use the money to pay down a house, can I sue her?

The answer by DaleM isn't wrong, but I would state it with a different emphasis. It would be extremely rare for an intrafamily gift to be a binding contract, if it isn't part of a will or a trust. On ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for determining the amount one should accept for a settlement offer in the U.S.?

Legal question, statistical (economic) answer. You need to evaluate the expected value of an outcome which is the sum of the product of probability of winning and the gain (or loss) from winning and ...
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Is it breach of contract if dismissed before starting work?

Yes, it is breach of contract but it is unclear whether you can get meaningful compensation According to UK Government Advice, if the employer withdraws the offer after "[t]he employer has confirmed ...
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Can Russia be sued over breaking gas contracts?

Yes. The Russian owned party to the contract can be sued. The remedies would be those available under the contract, which may or may not be futile to pursue, which almost certainly specify the court ...
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What are the legal protections to buy if seller refunds instead of delivering what was purchased, which causes monetary losses?

Short Answer You are legally entitled to the cost of an adequate replacement (possibly a lightly used previously owned computer) reduced by the amount refunded. This is sometimes called a "...
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What are my options legally if NYC company is not paying salary?

The New York Department of Labor will investigate claims of withheld wages and withheld wage supplements (i.e., bonuses). The latter is harder to prove, but even an oral promise is something that ...
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Does a voluntary release form with two signers which uses the wording of I instead of we release one if they do not sign?

There is no significance to using the words "I" or "we", nor does it matter that you didn't sign the surrender paper (after al, you did not have possession of the vehicle and it is ...
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Can Russia be sued over breaking gas contracts?

It robably can be, given that Gazprom's contract with Poland's gas company (PGNiG ) dates back to 1996, although it expires at the end of this year. And knowing that PGNiG has already sued (and won) ...
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Can Russia be sued over breaking gas contracts?

No None of Poland, Bulgaria or Russia is a party to the contracts so they have no standing to sue. The contracts are between companies: Russia's Gazprom and Poland's PGNiG and Bulgaria's Bulgargaz. ...
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How can you sue someone if all you have is a name and email?

You can hire someone to locate the defendant with the information that you have, or you can apply to a court for permission to serve them with process via "substituted service" because their ...
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Landlord's LLC filed for bankruptcy, is that a breach of contract?

Your lease is with the LLC in bankruptcy - you should not be paying rent to anyone else. Unless and until the lease is transferred to someone else (in accordance with the terms of the lease or with ...
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Is it breach of contract if dismissed before starting work?

Yes, and even if not there are promissory estoppel issues - hire a lawyer.
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Can I argue in a court that initial conditions which were agreed, are broken? (by a Country)

No Governments have sovereign power. Subject to constitutional and legislative constraints, governments can change laws as they wish. That includes legislative changes and administrative policies. ...
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Am I still considered to have entered into a contract if I don't receive the other party's acceptance?

No The contract is created at the moment that an offer was accepted. In normal circumstances: You accepted an offer that they made to the general public by sending a purchase order for specific items ...
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What if a lawyer steals my idea and doesn't do the work?

You identify basically two issues. Non-Responsiveness and Failing To Meet Deadlines One is that he's taking longer than planned to get your work done, and might have abandoned you. The sad but true ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for determining the amount one should accept for a settlement offer in the U.S.?

A problem is that statistical "expectation" answers (percentage chance x value) are not a value one may expect to receive. They are a value which on average may be expected if there were repeated ...
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Contractor Did Not List His Legal Business Name On Contract. Is The Contract Enforceable?

The contract is enforceable No one is in any doubt that the parties to the contract are you and Smith Homes and everyone knows that Smith Homes means Smith Homes LLC. The written document is only ...
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How likely am I to receive compensation? (UK)

This is not a place for specific legal advice, but you shouldn't be afraid of the small claims court; I'm doing that myself and it really is a low-risk and straightforward way to get money that is ...
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What if I use a false signature on a contract?

In what way is the mark you made not your acceptance of the contract? It doesn’t matter if it’s your name, or someone else’s name, or an X or the Bluetooth logo or a caricature of Donald Trump. You ...
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My attorney dropped me without reason

What do I do? Promptly hire a new lawyer. Dispute claims for fees to the extent that they were not earned or that no value was conferred.
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Can a NDA define that, any information disclosed is incorrect and invalid?

Against Bob: yes; Against Cindy: no I'm going to borrow @Trish's example because it's a good one although the conclusions they reach are wrong. Alice made a green box. Bob signs an NDA never to tell ...
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