Contracts Questions & Answers

Q: My ex property management screwed me over and come to find out I’m in debt and robbed me. Nobody can seem to help me.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Colorado on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Donald C Eby's answer
You should initiate a breach of contract suit in Small Claims Court.

Q: How important is the time for acceptance date if it has expired before the contract is executed?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Who is trying to enforce the contract? The party who offered the contract (including the "must accept by" language) can probably enforce it. The other party probably could not unless that party did something, after acceptance, to ratify the contract.

Q: I signed contract purchase agreement, if I default as buyer, what are my risk beside loss of earnest funds?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
Richard Sternberg's answer
There seems to be a widespread belief that the paper you signed, often called the purchase agreement or the sales agreement or the contract, is irrelevant because they are all the same. They are not. Further, there is appears to be a widespread belief that an interview to determine all of the facts isn’t needed, because the only relevant facts are the ones clients are focused on when they think they are in trouble. That is also false. Finally, there seems to be a widespread belief that...

Q: Person wants me to sign a trade secret document before getting out of our informal partnership with no assets, only idea

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Copyright and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Griffin Klema's answer
That's a complex situation. Without any formal company, you may both be operating under what is called a general partnership (but this should be addressed more conclusively by a Georgia lawyer). Even aside from the trade secret contract, to avoid incurring liability by your partner, I strongly recommend clarifying the relationship between you through some formal written instrument. As far as being "forced" to sign a document, generally no, you never have to sign anything, but you may have some...

Q: Services completed, texts to prove that the insurance money was collected by the customer but they wont pay. Over months

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Collections and Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Griffin Klema's answer
The fact that the customer was paid money by the insurance company doesn't really affect your rights to collect payment for services you rendered. Because the services were made on a property, you may be able to file a lien (a Florida construction lawyer may be able to answer that specific question). Otherwise you could file suit against the customer to enforce the contract. A good trial attorney with experience in business contracts should be able to help. Good luck!

Q: What permits/licenses are required in unincorporated San Bernardino County CA to sell and sample prepackaged jerky?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Contracts for California on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Robert Lopez's answer
Hi, the permits/licenses you will need depend on where you are going to "cook" your product as well as where you are going to sell your food. Since you are planning on making your jerky in unincorporated San Bernardino, CA, you should start with the County of San Bernardino. Their website pages that deal with food preparation is: The best place to start out is http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/programs/ehs/applications/. If you are serving the food, you should also check out:...

Q: Person wants me to sign a trade secret document before getting out of our informal partnership with no assets, only idea

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Copyright and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
This is not a family law question and has been addressed to the wrong forum.

Q: Real Estate Question on the Listing Extension Agreement Contract: 2 Owners, only 1 signs extension; 2nd owner refuses

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
The Owners as Tenants In Common should file a Complaint for a Sale for Partition. If the Real Estate Agent feels cheated, it is up to him to file suit.

Both Owners must agree to sell or there is not Real Property Conveyance. Both must sign the Deed or one of them should hire a competent attorney and file for Partition.

Q: hello i have lost an $2200 camera that i rented whats going to happen to me ?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Products Liability and Small Claims for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Thomas Briody's answer
If you truly lost the item, then you have most likely not committed a crime. However, you are responsible for the loss, and you will have to reimburse the person who loaned you the camera. That means you are most likely going to have to pay the value of the camera back.

Q: The apartment i live in has a management corp. running the complex. Can i sue both owner & mgmt or just mgmt?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Thomas. R. Morris' answer
You have not provided enough facts for me to be able to determine whether you have a basis to sue anyone. However, if you claim that the lease was breached by the landlord, your claim would be against the landlord, whom your refer to as "owner LLC", and not against any of the landlord's agents, such as the "management corp."

Q: What are my options I was part of a class action law suit there was a company hired to disburse the funds I received my

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for California on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
One option might be to present the check to a bank or financial institution, since you say it was declined by a merchant. Another option might be to contact the law firm that handled the class action lawsuit to inquire if other plaintiffs experienced problems with their checks.

Tim Akpinar

Q: My company only sells used computers, can I advertise an apple logo on the website under a"Used brands we sell" tab?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law and Contracts for New York on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Jonathan David Warner's answer
If you don't mind the potential of being sued by Apple, go ahead. Otherwise, you might be better off not taking the risk.

Good luck.

Q: Who gets a keep the security deposit being held in escrow by the broker?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Generally, yes; that is the point of a security deposit, to protect the landlord in the case of a breach by the tenant.

Q: what Is an irrevocable License in Florida to park few cars in my property? They did not spend any money on my property.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
The phrase "irrevocable license" is an oxymoron. If it's non revocable it's not a license but an easement (or other interest in the land). Read the terms of the license and confer with an attorney to see how to cancel it.

Q: i bought truck & trailer the truck out rite and have it in my name { title} the noterized contract says i make payments

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Feb 10, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
As I understand what you are asking, you have a contract to purchase the truck, as well as the trailer. The sellers cannot produce a document of title for the trailer. If so, the sellers are in breach of the contract.

Q: I co-signed for bail to get my son out of jail. He was convicted and now serving his time. Do I need to pay the bond.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for California on
Answered on Feb 9, 2019
Thomas A. Grossman's answer
I do not know much about criminal law, but I would think that once your son went to jail, you should get the rest of the bond money because the purpose of a bail bond is to keep someone from disappearing out of state. Since your son is now in jail, I think you get the balance of the bail. Normally, bail is set at 10%. Hope that helps.

Q: Hi, I want to keep renting my apt and pay rent, but don’t want to sign a one-year lease due to noise above. Possible?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Unfortunately you don't have many options, if you don't sign the new lease you can be evicted, the landlord does not have to give you a month to month lease, but check with your town.

Q: I've been renting a washer and dryer from Aarons it was 700.00 brand new and ive been paying 78.00 month for 14 months

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Contracts and Products Liability for Missouri on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
You’re going to need a copy of the contract you signed with them to get the right answer.

Q: My work 401k is registered to a parent corporation and not the direct corporation I work for is that legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Employment Law for California on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer
You may be able to file a Qui Tam action. Depending on the ultimate amounts recovered, some of these can be quite valuable. Look for attorneys who are familiar with the requirements for these types of cases, and have one or more consultations to learn more.

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