Chicago, IL asked in Contracts and Government Contracts for Indiana

Q: If I signed a contract but they had the complete wrong last name stated for me. Is that valid?

And can you sue someone over a contract if the only information you have about them is their first name. No address, no last name, no anything else.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: I can't speak for state-specific requirements for contracts under Indiana law. But your question remains open for a month. As a general legal premise, there are certain fundamental requirements for a contract to be valid, such as the proper identification of the parties, the exactness and certainty with which an offer is expressed, the types of contracts that must be in writing, etc. No one can predict what the other side would do. But if they did not take the trouble to obtain your basic information, it's possible the contract was for something that was not very important for them.

Tim Akpinar

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