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Q: How can I get back my money paid for a service that I never used?

I signed a contract agreement with a hotel to get an event service. The hotel's obligation was to provide dinner for my 300 guests. And my obligation was to pay 50$ for each guest. I made down-payment for 150 guests at initial, and agreed to pay the remaining one week before the event day. The contract says that the down-payment is not refundable if the event is cancelled.

However, the event could not be held due to my personal reason. I requested the hotel to refund at least 50% of the payment, but they said they can only refund 1.5% of the payment.

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A: Looks like the contract you signed says no refunds. It's important to let an attorney review it for you in full. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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