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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Washington on
Q: Can a company pursue whoever they want to reimburse them for relocation allowance?

I’m leaving my current company who relocated me to Seattle. Like many of my coworkers we signed a contract for relocation money. Some people have quit or been terminated and haven’t been pursued for the money but they are coming after me. Can the company pick and choose who they go after?

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Dec 13, 2019

Generally speaking, yes they can. You may want to consider reaching out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Maryland on
Q: Developer states "he never agreed" to build facilities despite being listed in sales contract. What is our recourse?

This a brand new community. It's labeled as a recreational facilities agreement. It states: "The developer shall contract the following for the Largo Town Centre: ..." However, the community name is Largo Creseant. I find it odd that they would build a gym, gazebos, and tennis courts away from the... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 12, 2019

You should consult local counsel to see what options you have. Without seeing the agreement it's hard to say whether anyone breached the contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for North Carolina on
Q: Have a question about a dealership undervaluing and underpaying for my trade in

The dealership posted my truck for 8500 more the very next day that I traded it. Would not give me what the vehicle is worth.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 11, 2019

Many people who sell or trade vehicles (or other objects) experience this. As a general rule, the law does not impose a requirement that money paid for something be fair market value or a good deal when it comes to the sale of goods or property. It could be whatever the parties bargain for, with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Michigan on
Q: I bid on a HUD home and won but wasn't informed, what recourse do I have?

I bid as an owner occupant, through the listing agent, on a HUD property. I chose to be the back up offer and should have had my offer accepted. I was never informed as I should have been by HUD rules. An investor's bid (lower than mine) was then immediately accepted. I only discovered this 2... Read more »

David Soble
David Soble answered on Dec 11, 2019

If the proper bidding procedure was not followed then it needs to be brought to the attention of the HUD officials and the broker needs to make sure they notify HUD in WRITING.

Good luck,

www.provenresource.com

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts on
Q: can i sue a writing company that did not produce the work, offer me a refund but i relied on the promise
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 10, 2019

From the brief description, it sounds like the short answer would likely be yes. But you should look at the contract for terms that address whether arbitration would be mandatory in lieu of suing in court, as well as other possible conditions. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts on
Q: how do I get an aquisition layer

i want to sell my company

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 10, 2019

You could look for one on this site or through your own independent searches. There is no section here for "Acquisition" but there are sections related to business matters, such as Business Law, and possibly others, depending on the nature of your business. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: What can I do if the apartment complex I stay at entered my apartment and left my doors unlocked and items where stolen

They acknowledged they dropped the ball with not locking my door, but only offered me $1000 when my losses were over $13000

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 10, 2019

Ask for the 13,000. I assume you filed a police report and can document the value? Note that the value you'd get in court would be the value as they were. Tell them you expect the 13. Chances are they are trying to avoid an insurance claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: I am selling my business to an employee (due to health problems) at a highly discounted amount.. The business is my name

Can I ask for any type of continuing override?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Dec 10, 2019

Although I am not up to speed on the current requirements as to when a Realtor can lawfully share commissions with another Realtor without actually being involved in the specific transactions I recommend taking the high road, like that required of Florida lawyers sharing legal fees with associates... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: If I paid my lawyer upfront without signing a retainer and I never get answers about my case, what are my options?

I payed $6000 i have receipts.

He guaranteed a win.

He even texted me that if he won’t win he will give me my money back.

It’s been four months and I can hardly get answers on the case status and I get thrown between staff members in his office without getting straight... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Dec 10, 2019

Based upon the information you presented--and assuming everything you said is true--in my professional opinion your concerns are substantial enough to investigate. You should consider filing a complaint against your Florida lawyer with The Florida Bar. Before you file a complaint is it wise to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts on
Q: A single contact can suffice to establish personal jurisdiction due to...

A single contact can suffice to establish personal jurisdiction due to

1) minimum contact (=specific jurisdiction)

2) LAS

which is the correct answer & please add brief explanation plz

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Dec 9, 2019

This forum is not the place to seek answers to tests.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Virginia on
Q: What options do tenants have if landlord disconnect wifi, additionally wifi, cable and the like were included in lease

VA residential lease

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Dec 9, 2019

In Virginia, if the lease provides that the landlord shall provide wifi, cable and the like yet disconnects those services, the tenant can bring a claim against the landlord for breach of the lease contract.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Business Law for South Carolina on
Q: Is a photographer required to refund a deposit if the session is cancelled d/t inclement weather? Mine refuses.

She says no refunds. Alternatively she has offered to notify me of future scheduled sessions. They’re few and far between.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 8, 2019

It could depend on the terms of the underlying agreement between you and the photographer, in particular, what is said about the deposit. If that point is not addressed, it could be open to debate. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Collections and Trademark for Missouri on
Q: Is it legal to draw up your own forms for Garnishing wages and use the Missouri Seal like the original form?

Hi, I live in Missouri and have a rental business. Every month I have to go through 1-4 evictions. Most judgments I get are never paid. This is an ongoing issue. To make things easier, I have created a spreadsheet that fills out forms for Rent and Possession, Unlawful Detainers and Garnishment... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 8, 2019

Rent and Possession petitions and Unlawful Detainer petitions need not be filed using the forms made available by the Missouri judiciary or your local circuit court. I am not certain but believe that the garnishment forms on the available at https://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=103116 and your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: I have a 1yr signed lease can the new landlord make me leave before the 1yr If have a lease from the previous landlord?

The new landlord got the property I’m currently at in a recent divorce but I just moved in three months ago and the new landlord sent a letter stating I have till Jan 20 to leave and she’s not returning my security deposit that I’d have to get it from the previous landlord. I have receipts... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Dec 8, 2019

If you have a lease term- it can not be shortened by simply a change in the ownership of the property- unless there is language in the lease that would make the lease terminable- which would be unusual. Usually the new owner takes subject to the lease.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Constitutional Law for Florida on
Q: How do you Prove Stand Your Ground case?

Does the police have the final determination in SYG law

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Dec 8, 2019

No, the judge and jury do.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is Statue of Limitations extended if contractor promises to address issues and concerns and never does? Worknotcod

No comments.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 8, 2019

No, not automatically as a general matter. But parties can extend the statute of limitations through a written agreement if they are both willing to do so. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts on
Q: What is the legal effect of a misrepresentation of a misrepresentation on an otherwise valid contract
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 7, 2019

If it's minor, it could be inconsequential. If it is significant, it could undermine the formation of a legally binding contract. The state of mind or intent of the party to whom the misrepresentation was attributable would be a factor. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: Can I sue in small claims court for the remainder of a personal loan if the borrower has not made a payment in a year?

I loaned someone $3,000 in 2017. We wrote a contract for this person to repay me within 5 years. I did not require a monthly minimum payment. I did, however, include 7.5% monthly interest (which I later found out is an illegal amount. Monthly interest must be much lower). I wrote the contract in... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Dec 7, 2019

You may have a claim. You would quite likely need to file in the state where the contract was entered.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for North Carolina on
Q: Is a non-compete agreement in North Carolina signed by an existing employee enforceable if no consideration is given?

Employee of 7 years told to sign agreement in 2014 or find a new job. Trying to leave job and they are threatening to enforce it.

Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel answered on Dec 7, 2019

Every contract has to have consideration to support it. Therefore, if there is no consideration, there is no contract. A couple of things to note. First, consideration is anything of legal value and not just money. Second, even if the contract is legally unenforceable, the employer may file a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate on
Q: TITLE of home is been forged and presented as ACTUAL.HOW DO I SUE?
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Dec 7, 2019

You hire an attorney to file a quit title action for you. You would be asking the judge to declare that the deed is void.

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