Brownsburg, IN asked in Contracts for Indiana

Q: I got married in August of 2018 where I contracted and paid a business to film our wedding day.

Within the contract it stated that our film would be returned to us within 7 weeks following our wedding. It has now been 8 months. By law is the business required to refund my money as they did not meet contracted agreement?

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Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: You need to read the contract. Whatever it states is what you agreed to as "the law." If the contract states that "video shall be provided to customer on or before October 1, 2019. Failure to do so entitles customer to demand a full refund..." or words to that effect, you can demand a refund. In all probability, it does not state that. "Law" does not come into play unless there is a situation that is not provided for in the contract. You need to read the contract to determine your options. The only absolute is that the videographer will be compelled to return some or all of your money if they refuse to provide you with the required video. However, it is unlikely that a mere "delay" would entitle you to a refund unless your contract recites that "time is of the essence." This is not likely.

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