Berlin, CT asked in Business Law and Contracts for Florida

Q: Can a contractee void a contract (and not pay) after work is performed because I refuse to comply with "due dilligence"?

I recently performed service work for a company. The contract can be voided at any time by any party. There was no requirement to provide previous proof of work. They performed KYC and I passed without any issue.

I completed my contractually required work. Just as I was finishing, the company said they were needed to perform due diligence. They asked for my prior years work. I refused, as I cannot just give this information out, nor do I want to. They decided to terminate the contract and not pay me. I am pretty sure they have no right to do this. This seems blatantly illegal to me but I wanted to get a second opinion.

EDIT: The request for due diligence was performed after I completed my work.

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Michael  Mayoral
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Michael Mayoral
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  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It sounds like you may very well have a valid cause of action for breach of contract, unjust enrichment and/or quantum meruit. You are most likely owed the value of the work you performed. You should set up a consultation with an attorney who handles breach of contract disputes, present the contracts, and get their opinion as to what rights and options you have under the circumstances.

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