Q: Can I make a company comply with the last signed service agreement?
We have a company that takes our recyclable material and are to pay us per pound of useable material. Our last service agreement that was signed was in 2013. We received a steady flow of income from this company from 5/12-10/14. After 10/14 we did not receive any more income but they were still picking up our material and used said material for their business. The company is stating that we verbally approved for them to no longer pay us- no one in our company stated that and they cannot tell me who told them this was ok. Can I make the company pay us owed monies?
A: Written contracts typically have a clause saying they cannot be modified or amended except in writing. If that is the case with the 2013 service contract, the claimed oral waiver is invalid as a matter of law and you can enforce the contractual payment obligation.
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