Cumming, GA asked in Contracts and Small Claims for Georgia

Q: Is a verbal agreement binding if it is unfair?

I was asked to paint a sign by my now former employer. I said I thought I could do it for less than a quarter of what the job was worth but it took a lot longer and was much harder. Then she fired me so I billed her a fair amount. She says I already agreed to the low amount. Did I? She knows the true value of the job I did.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This sounds like it would be a difficult matter to resolve in court. As a general premise, contracts have been challenged on the grounds of fairness, raising such issues as unjust enrichment and others. But by and large, courts tend to go with the underlying agreement made by the parties. You could think about whether a consult with a local attorney or going with small claims is worth it, but balance that with the amount of money damages involved here. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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