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Can you sue an underage contractor?

Generally speaking, you have to disclose that the defendant is a minor in the complaint and their deadline to respond is tolled until the court has appointed a guardian ad litem for them. So, while it ...
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Can you sue an underage contractor?

There are several issues here, but all of them are going to depend on the particular laws in the jurisdiction involved. In many jurisdictions a person hired to perform a service, such as a contractor, ...
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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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Can you be required to have a written contract by California?

Yes Verbal contracts are fine except when the law requires a written one - as it does here. Real estate contracts are also required to be in writing dating back to the Statute of Frauds in 1677. “...
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Can an HVAC installer's warranty be voided if another company works on the system?

You can read about Magnuson Moss here, but it only applies to warranties on goods, not services. As you note, the warranty on the unit is still valid. As for agreeing, it is not unusual that a ...
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Am I obligated to pursue an invoice?

Give the contract language now included in the question, it seems that payment is not due until after the invoice is submitted. I don't see any obligation on the homeowner's part to prompt the ...
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Am I obligated to pursue an invoice?

That depends on what is in the contract for the job, and on the state of the job. If the agreement was that you would pay when the job was complete, you are obliged to do so (assuming that it now is ...
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Can a contractor refuse to pay a subcontractor if he doesn't get paid?

At common law there is no prohibition such a term Contract law is based on the premise that the contract is made by consenting people who want to make enforceable promises to each other and they know ...
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Over 3 years to put me back in my house after a fire at the personal cost of over 90k. Who do I sue?

It is not clear that there is anyone you can sue. Theoretically you could sue the original contractor for breach of contract who may have entered into a contract with you, but even if you have the ...
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Does a performer have a responsibility to acertain copyright permission?

Yes The performance requires a license (17 USC 106 (4)). It didn’t have one. The copyright owner can sue the person who infringed on his copyright. That person is the performer. As an independent ...
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Does a performer have a responsibility to acertain copyright permission?

In the United States, no. Among the rights secured by copyright is the right of public performance, so a license is legally required as a prerequisite to performing a copyrighted work at the kind of ...
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Contractor's lender asking contractor's client for money

Preface and Caveats The question doesn't specify where this happened. I am providing an outline of the way that most U.S. states would handle this situation, if the fats are as they are much more ...
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Damage to neighbor's utility in the easement on my property

Your contractor is your agent If your agent damages someone’s property, legally you damaged it. If you break it, you have to fix it. Your neighbour can sue either you or the contractor and they know ...
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Plumber employment

Yes, if the management company has a plumbing contractors licence new-south-wales Plumbing is “specialist work” under the Home Building Act and a person (including corporations) who perform such work ...
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Is a USA employer required to provide worker's compensation insurance to a contractor if the contractor signed away the insurance?

Employers must insure employees, not independent contractors However, whether the relationship is employer-employee or principal-contractor is not for the parties to specify. See: Indepdendent/...
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How long does a contractor or retailer have to complete a project after a deposit is given

The agreement between A and C should specify a due date for the job to be completed. If it does not, the standard is that it must be done within a "reasonable time" which depends on the ...
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Contractor's lender asking contractor's client for money

That is going to depend on the facts. Who was your contract with: "Joe Blow" (the workman) or "Acme contracting" (the company the workman works for)? If your contract was with the ...
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Does a performer have a responsibility to acertain copyright permission?

Does the performer infringe the copyright of the song in the hypothetical? If the song has a valid copyright, the answer is likely yes, in the US. Absent of any specific statutes governing the ...
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Can a contractor refuse to pay a subcontractor if he doesn't get paid?

Can a contractor refuse to pay a subcontractor until the contractor receives his payment from the company/client? No. Some details missing in your description determine the type of claim you would ...
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Consulting agreement between my corporation and client also includes me individually

The implication is that it makes you and your company liable for the obligations of the contract. If something goes wrong and your client wants to sue you, they can sue either or both people - putting ...
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Am I obligated to pursue an invoice?

Do I have any legal obligation to pursue this invoice? To call them and ask about it? This sounds confusing. If the contractor "literally forgot to do part of the project", then the job is not done ...
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