Q: I paid $11,000 for a 12 month coaching program, I can’t do, I’m 45 days in, I learn no refunds allowed.
Do I have any rights? I live in Minnesota and the coaching program is located in California. I am 62 years old.
A: A Minnesota attorney (and possibly a California attorney, depending on how the agreement is drafted) could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks.
Do you have rights? It could depend on how the contract was written. COVID has introduced some new territory in terms of how contracts are interpreted when one or both sides can't perform - reason for non-performance, foreseeability, impossibility, major intervening event (force majeure), etc.
One of the options before you includes trying to negotiate amicable terms for termination. Another option is to have an attorney review the contract (to make that attorney review worthwhile, look to see if there is a clause that stipulates which state's laws will govern in the event of a dispute) and outline more meaningfully than can be done in the brief format of this Q & A board what your options are. Good luck
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