Weatherford, TX asked in Contracts for Texas

Q: Is this a legal document if it hasn’t been signed by the company providing it

I signed a quote but the company didn’t. It has a place for signatures and initials on another page for a discount price. I didn’t sign or initial that because I chose not to do that part of the deal. Can they hold me to that part too?

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John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It may be. The question is whether there was a meeting of the minds on the essential terms of the contract.

A signature is evidence that there was a meeting of the minds and can be dispositive. The lack of a signature is evidence that there wasn't, but isn't necessarily dispositive. In the absence of other evidence that you intended the terms on the other "page for a discount price" to be part of the bargain, it will be very difficult for the company to hold you to that part.

The company may argue that the terms on the other "page for a discount price" were essential terms of the contract from its perspective. If you agree with that position, then there may not have been a meeting of the minds sufficient to form a contract.

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