I need to collect about $20000 owed to me by an ex-employer in Idaho. I've all the paperwork and a determination from the Department of Labor saying they need to pay. The amount is too large for me to sue in small claims though - What are my alternatives? (Suing in magistrate court vs. hiring... Read more »
Look for something in the escrow that you can claim is a "mistake in understanding" to void the contract. However, if everything: the "offer" and the "acceptance" of that offer, was done and documented properly, you're stuck and if you refused to sell,...Read more »
Hi, while my parents were trying to sell their business my dad passed away and I believe my parents business broker and the buyer took advantage of my mom while she's was grieving. She signed the papers to sell two weeks ago the new owner took over but she still hasn't been paid. The new... Read more »
Possibly. Grieving is not a legal reason to avoid a contract. What you should do is gently question your mother and find out why she agreed to the terms the buyer offered? Was your mom represented by a realtor or attorney? Why weren’t you there to help her in the closing?
Okay, if I understand what you're writing about, let me summarize: your sister owns a house and she's allowing you to live there? I don't know why she'd be paying YOU to live in HER house though? I will need a little bit more information. Can you provide that? Such as:...Read more »
Yes, for the most part, experienced real estate attorneys need to have a firm grasp of contract law. Handling real estate closings, drafting leases, and handling other property-related transactions heavily involve elements of contract law. Good luck
Can my employer withhold any of my final paycheck if I signed a contract expecting future paydays, and can I be terminated for excessive tardiness even though I reasonably expected to have an ongoing employment with the company that I have worked for almost 11 years.
Unless you have an employment agreement--not just an agreement to repay advances--your termination is not unlawful. Why? Because Florida is an “at will” state, which means employers are free to hire, transfer, promote, demote, suspend, reinstate, fire and rehire employees for any reason at any...Read more »
I was storing my bed, couch, everything, for about 4 months and when I moved my stuff back into my apartment, I found out I had gotten bed bugs from them. Prior to them storing my belongings, I had paid the extra amount for “storage insurance” meaning if any of my belongings had become damaged... Read more »
These tend to be tough cases. The problem is that it could be costly to establish the source of the bedbugs. Plaintiffs in these cases can be confronted with the argument that the source could be any number of places. You could consult with an Idaho attorney to get a better idea of the viability...Read more »
I do not need/want any part of Dad's estate. Does Idaho law refuse estate being passed to a non-blood family member over me, his natural child? Does Idaho law allow current wife to receive 50% of his estate? Dad is a healthy 92 year old but we need to know the facts of Idaho estate laws.
On May of 2017 I signed a contract that Geyron Zaugg with "Live Security" presented me. The contract was with Safe Home Security "SHS" for 36 months. On June of 2018 Geyron Zaugg transferred my account, without my knowledge or agreement, from SHS to Alder Security. At this time... Read more »
"Secondary paper" is bought and sold all the time, so yes, its legal for a business to sell whatever accounts they have collect on or sell to "bundle" or sell separately. However, upon googling "Geyron Zaugg," there doesn't seem to be any information on him....Read more »
My mother had bad credit. I had excellent credit. She said it would be good for my credit and my future if we bought a house together while I went to school full time and paid my loans as a I went. This is in Idaho. She was the primary owner and she paid the mortgage, as she promised. I gave her... Read more »
Why don’t you ask your mother to quit claim her interest in the property to you? Partitioning this property won’t answer the question of what money you might owe to your mother? As for your question, this is not a difficult situation for an experienced attorney to handle, and if you know what...Read more »
I had an LLC do a $15k backyard project in October 2017, issues have risen and I am now planning to take the company to small claims. I learned that the company switched owners at the beginning of March 2018 and the new owners are now claiming they are not responsible. It is all listed under the... Read more »
The prior owners will be responsible, but the new ones may be as well depending on the sales agreement when they purchased the business. You may want to talk to an attorney who can review all the facts of your situation.
My chiropractor wants to charge me double for past services if I leave and stop payments. According to them, there is no contract on file for amount for each service. Can I tell them to cease and desist? Will they come after me for services rendered?
Depending on the amount of money involved, I'd recommend just working this out with the office. I assume that their argument is that they gave you a discount for a long-term service agreement, but without any writing, this will be difficult for either side to prove, leaving you with the...Read more »
My wife and I went to our gym in 2016 told them we wanted to cancel, the desk worker confirmed we were cancelled and would no longer be charged. A year later we have discovered that we are still being charged. I called the billing company and they say that per our contract we have to write a letter... Read more »
Sounds like you have a claim for breach of contract. However, this is an area of law that has many exceptions and rules, so I recommend having an attorney review the situation, especially if it's a substantial amount of money.
Someone is threatening to take me to court over a business I am registered to as the owner. The other party was going to be added on as a part owner but the paperwork was never filed. Now we have decided not to work together. The other party wants money for the time spent helping the business... Read more »
I had a very similar case in Orlando a few years back. The parties were planning a joint venture, but it never went through. Unfortunately, my client made some verbal promises that the other party relied on and started moving forward as if they agreement had been made. My client didn't stop...Read more »
I am 17. Roughly two years ago when my baby sister was first born, my mother agreed to pay me $20 every time she was gone more than two hours and I had to watch the baby. Well, she now owes me over $600 and there has been multiple instances where she has left me overnight alone with my 5 younger... Read more »
Courts in most states would construe such an arrangement as a gratuitous promise, unsupported by consideration, and therefore unenforceable at law. In short if you attempted to engage in litigation to recover the requested sum it is unlikely that you will be successful.
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