Q: Can I sue a business who made me get costly insurance and certifications to work with them if after I do so they ignore?

I had been in talks with a large college for over a year about running my mobile business on campus, I moved states, and got the insurance/ certifications/ inspections they told me I had to get to work with them (all of which costed money) and after doing all that specifically for this school, they ignore my texts and calls and I never get to run my business where I was told. But no actual contract was ever signed.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could be difficult for ANY attorney to answer your question based on these brief facts. An attorney would likely want to see agreements, contracts, and communications between you and the business. If you consult with an attorney on this, one of the first things you should ask before contemplating legal action is where would such a case likely go. Anyone can sue, but if you find yourself spending thousands in legal fees on an hourly basis for something where the outcome is uncertain, that might only compound your losses and frustration. One option is to see if you could arrange a brief consult with an attorney to evaluate your matter and identify for you what your best options are. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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