Q: Can I seek damages via small claims court from someone selling a vehicle who is taking bids after we agreed on a price?
I'm negotiating with a private party selling a used vehicle, and we agreed on a price via text message. It's a week later, and now they say they have a higher bid and are asking me to counter offer. Can I seek damages via small claims court for any price I pay over the original agreed-upon price?
A: It would depend on, among other things, whether a legally-binding agreement was formed by the text messages. More information is needed, so speak with local attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]
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