Green Bay, WI asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for Oregon

Q: In Oregon, I paid a deposit on a golf reservation. I have to cancel and was told it is non refundable.

One question - is it truly non refundable. If so, can I get a credit to use at a later date. However, when I asked about that they said they would extend a one time courtesy for me to do that, but if I canceled that date, then I would lose the money.

Can a business take deposit money and not provide a service.

Thank You

Joe Flannery

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1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Arbitration & Mediation Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: You raise a valid point. However, the handling of such deposits as a general rule is usually governed by terms of the underlying agreement. You could check with an attorney in Oregon as to any state laws that might serve to protect you, or if the attorney could offer a brief, inexpensive consult to review the agreement. (As a minor point, there is no need to include your personal information here) Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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