Pembroke Pines, FL asked in Contracts, Animal / Dog Law and Business Law for Florida

Q: Just curious if a waiver I was pressured to sign is legally bounding or mean anything. Thanks

Just curious if a waiver I was pressured to sign is legally bounding or mean anything. Thanks

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You signed a waiver AFTER they injured your dog?? A waiver that explicitly provides that you cannot make a claim against them for injuring your dog??? If it's really that kind of waiver, it may be enforceable in a court of law, with you letting them off scot-free - but you must show it to a lawyer to get advice on the matter. Pressure in the form of duress could be grounds to void a waiver, but it's hard for me to imagine what actions a grooming service would take against you to cause that kind of duress. Examples of the kind of duress that would void an agreement would be threats to physically harm you or a family member or to damage your property.

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