Sheboygan, WI asked in Business Law for Wisconsin

Q: Can you still sue a client that signed a contract but did not pay deposit?

I had a client hire me to photograph her engagement and wedding. She stated she'd pay deposit at the engagement shoot. After shoot Qatarshe stated she would pay from the invoice that day. She did not. I got edits done sent them her way without the ability to download yet. She asked about download I said once payment was made I would release download. She then said she hates the photos and refuses to pay and did not want to cancel me for the wedding that was a week away. She claimed that she would pay deposit still. Then 3 days prior she cancels me for the wedding. In My contract it states if you cancel within 4 weeks payment is still due in full. Mind you she also took screen shots of photos from my gallery and posted them on her fb. Can she be sued for that as well?

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William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq.
Answered
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: You may sue her for breach of contract. Among the relief you request in the lawsuit should be an injunction prohibiting her from publishing your work.

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