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?
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...Read more »
More information is needed to address your specific question. As a point of general information, I believe planned non-operative vehicles cannot be driven or parked on public streets [posing issues for those who may want to test drive the vehicle], but I believe they can be sold. To get advice...Read more »
More information is needed, but you could have a good case against the "production company." Speak with a local attorney regarding your options. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You...Read more »
Mom paid Neptune $2400 to cremate my Dad. I took her to their office, she signed paperwork where SHE was the surviving spouse who had rights to his cremated remains - my younger sister was asked by Mom to go to Neptune and "pick out " an urn for Dad. When she did this, she also had the... Read more »
It sounds like there was some fraud committed in the changing of the disposition agreement. You have legal rights when someone commits fraud in such a situation. I agree that you should consult an attorney for a consultation as to what your legal rights/remedies are.
I unknowingly breached the contract. The new tenants paid the three months, but due to Covid they managed to stay 2 years after the lease without paying. We then went to court. The judge ruled in their favor. Now, the apartment is asking me to cover the rent owed. I am not able to pay it. The... Read more »
My husband an I write out a contract stating that if one of us cheated then the cheater has to give the other spouse all assets, property and 1 million dallors, we both know what it says and agreed to the terms and conditions and both put our signature on it, will this hold up in court?
I'd need to know more, but likely not. What a strange thing to do- you should marry someone you trust. [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...Read more »
The car was impounded despite having a moving permit insurance and a failed smog certificate, the tow yard insisted that I could not remove aftermarket stereo that I personally installed which is detachable and not mounted to the vehicle and offered to sell back to me. They removed it. The tow... Read more »
We both live in Glendale, CA. He proposed to me twice, I have two wedding dresses, and he had no intentions of marrying me (as he relayed to our therapist). We lived as a married couple - bought and sold property and had a joint account. He currently has my family (estate) jewelry that I gave... Read more »
I signed a lease for 15 months. The lease termination agreement read if I break lease due to reasons such as out of state job offer I need to pay 1 months rent as penalty. We are breaking the lease in 2 months because we bought a house. We gave the landlord 1 months notice. The landlord asked me to... Read more »
You should be able to get a recovery for the security deposit that was unlawfully withheld. A simple letter from an attorney sometimes works. If that doesn't work, a small claims lawsuit can give you a chance to get your deposit back. You may contact me if you have any further questions.
The answer you seek will have to come from studying industry standards for the kind of consulting you will be doing. As an IC you have the right to charge whatever you wish, and in many industries, contractors charge for travel to and from worksites.
A couple of initial questions ...  how have you addressed this question in your written agreement for services?  How have you thought about your customer relationship services in noting exactly what you do and the associated charges? Feel free to reach out to several attorneys to schedule...Read more »
I can think of a few laws that fall under this idea, but none that are intriguing enough to write a paper about. Any ideas of a law that we regularly abide by even though it doesn't directly align with personal values?
"We have respect for the law, as an institution, even though... Read more »
Not sure this meets your "regularly abide by" criterion, but, I practiced in Oklahoma City for 15 years, and there was a criminal law on the books sanctioning the "Abominable Crime Against Nature" (originally passed, it is surmised, to outlaw anything that gay people might do...Read more »
I was a “roommate” co-signer on an apartment with a couple who weren’t able to qualify in their own. I have not lived at the apartment and was never given a pair of keys to the premises. 4+ years later the couple has not been able to pay rent and the property management is considering... Read more »
You are likely on the hook; however, if you can show that the current agreement amongst the landlord and the tenants is a new one (and one that you are not involved in), you may be able to claim that there was a contract novation.
I am suing my brother for defaulting on a loan repayment for which I had a contract with him for purposes of payment by him he has a monthly check to which I am entitled to half and he has been spending it instead of using it to repay me so I sued him and he never responded which put him in default... Read more »
Contract was signed, then contractor sent change orders to alter OG contract. I signed them due to the misrepresentations of the contractor. Can I assert a cause of action for intentional misrepresentation where the contractor intentionally made misrepresentations to me to get me sign the change... Read more »
One of the best "structures" to purchasing a home would be an LLC ... with a well drafted LLC Operating Agreement that spells out the details of ownership, possession, management ... and the many "what its" that can occur in life and in such arrangements. I would suggest that...Read more »
It depends on what the estate planning instrument says. If it is a Will or a Trust and it specifically states that the cemetery plots are to be used for a certain purpose, the answer would be no, since you (or the administrator/trustee) would have to abide by the terms of that estate planning...Read more »
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