Q: Is it legal for a business not to refund you a deposit due to a pandemic and mandatory shutdown of all events?
The business says a refund is only refunded due to inclement weather. The city of New Orleans is on a mandatory shutdown and the event is cancelled, so the business won’t be needed. They said they won’t give the deposit back and use it as a credit. The event won’t be happening or rescheduled due to the mandatory shut down.
Additional details are necessary to provide a useful answer.
Share as much as you feel comfortable sharing, but some questions that come to mind:
What is the event?
What business is the business in?
What do you mean by "so the business won't be needed"?
A: It depends on the contract you had with the business.
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