Chicago, IL asked in Contracts for Ohio

Q: fuel oil delivered to my son's house without being requested. I called for pricing only.

I do not live there or have any connection to the property. The bill is for 1.2k. I called them back that day & told them I did NOT request delivery & that they needed to come back & remove the product. The bill is for $1.2k made out to my son & his wife. They should not be liable, as neither should I since this was the company's mistake. Correct?

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The company could claim that you authorized it. But they would have to prove that in court. For that amount, it is unlikely they would go to court. But they could place a lien against the property, and turn it over to a collection company. Call them and try to work it out. If your son will need fuel oil, perhaps you can negotiate a better price to save the company the cost of retrieving it.

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