Breaking a contract due to mistrust can have serious legal and financial repercussions. Contracts are legally binding agreements, and unilaterally breaking them without valid reasons can lead to a breach of contract lawsuit. If you breach the contract, you may be required to pay damages to the...View More
My husband sold his truck to a person that worked for us and trusted he would pay us back. No paperwork was signed and we haven't received a "payment" in months. He has done a few hundred dollars worth of work for us but now isn't answering phone calls or texts. Do we have an... View More
An Iowa attorney could advise best, but you posted two weeks ago. In general nationwide, verbal contracts can be enforceable. However, some contracts by their nature must be in writing to satisfy requirements under the statute of frauds (such as contracts for goods over a certain amount, real...View More
I have receipts for all my items that was stolen,there insurance company has been provided with the Police report,my receipts for stolen items and pictures of My stolen tools also.But there insurance adjuster is using every excuse in the world to not pay out my ligit insurance claim.
An Iowa attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. An attorney would probably need to look more closely at the setting. "Mistrust" could be considered vague, without more details. Good luck
Teen daughters danced at a studio. Annually fill/sign a standardized code of conduct form agreeing to policy of treatment of others. My kids (and others) were bullied by suburb mean girls. Owner informed. Kids were blamed by owner instead of helping. We told our kids to be overly nice (too nice to... View More
I absolutely understand your frustration- both of my daughters danced on competitive teams for several years (my wife was also the varsity dance coach at Urbandale High School for several years). However, this is not a matter to be litigated in court (small claims or otherwise). If I were you, I...View More
Hello, My daughter has a house that she bought with an ex-boyfriend (never married). When they split up, they signed a contract saying she had 100% posession to the house for 5 years (until Mar 2023 - when the grant for 1st time home buyer ends). After that, she has 1st chance on refinancing/buying... View More
a day after i got it it started dying on me anytime i started it. i found out the carburetor was rebuilt and wrongly at that, pieces missing and bent. then i found out they rewired it to add air conditioners which crossed with the fuel line. i was driving it the next day and it caught fire with my... View More
I'm sorry but I don't practice in this area of the law. I would suggest you search for someone under auto sales; possibly breach of contract. Your matter deals with a transaction rather than a personal injury such as in a car crash case. You should try to focus in your part of the state...View More
I signed an apartment lease where it was stated I could pay rent by check or money order. About a month after signing the lease, the leasing office said they would no longer accept checks or money orders but that I must get online and allow the leasing office access to my banking account to draw... View More
This is something that an Iowa landlord-tenant attorney would know best; your question may have gotten overlooked for three weeks in these other categories. You could repost under Landlord-Tenant or reach out to a L-T attorney. If you reach out to an attorney, they would likely ask to see a copy of...View More
The checks came back as fake and now my bank wants me to pay all the money back to them. I'm on Social Security Disability and can't afford to do that. Since my bank is FDIC insured, won't they get their money back that way? Am I really obligated? After all, the only true victim is... View More
FDIC insurance covers you (the funds in your deposit account) if the bank fails (kind of like going bankrupt). As an account holder you are responsible to the bank for all checks deposited into your account. This is covered by law (under the Uniform Commercial Code) in every state, and all banks...View More
We recently had to move cities due to a new job but are still paying on our apartment in the old location because our lease is not up yet. Our apartment company notified us that they are changing ownership and that all rent needs to be paid to the new owners starting immediately. Because our lease... View More
I had my horse in the care of a local barn. A few weeks after I moved him their the barn manager left him and several others without water. Had I not been there to fill up the water buckets I believe that they all would have coliced as they would have been without water for over 12 hours. She also... View More
I was hired not knowing I was self contracted. The owner kept saying she would pay me on different dates and when those dates came she made excuses and no payment was recieved. She still hasn't paid me what she owes. There is also another "employee" she has done this to, she owes the... View More
It appears that the owner of the company is asserting that you are an independent contractor rather than an employee; there are many factors which determine this. You should immediately contact an Iowa attorney who handles employment / workers’ compensation claims.
From my pocket. It's been late a hand full of times but I've always paid late fee. Recently myself and significant other ran into some hard times. We are both jobless, he is receiving his last check from unemployment, and we are unable to pay the rent this month. We went to general... View More
Find a way to pay the $300 immediately. By allowing you to pay partial payments your landlord will have a difficult time explaining why he stopped doing it--right after agreeing to do the general assistance thing. It sounds like the landlord (or perhaps the owner?) does not want the hassle of...View More
I had to text him he said he never guaranteed hed be back. He said he would be back two days later. He did not. Once again I had to contact him. He said he would be there the next day early and his crew would also be there. Once again nothing from him.i text him he said he would come 2 days from... View More
I was sold a car and the dealership committed fraud and lied in their contract. The contract is worth 18,000. I want to retrieve $5,000 from them and also want the debt of the contract to be gone. Can I do this if the small claims court max is $5,000?
If you have good evidence of fraud, there's no reason to limit yourself to small claims court. You should instead pursue a claim in regular district court under Iowa's private consumer fraud act, Iowa Code Chapter 714H. I have information about that law on my website. Iowa Code Chapter...View More
I have an app on my phone that records all my phone calls. I've recently been harassed and threatened. Can I use those recorded calls in court even though I didn't have the other persons consent or knowledge of the call being recorded?
Generally speaking so long as one person to a conversation has given permission, the call can be recorded. If recordings are legally obtained, so long as there is not another reason, the evidence is admissible.
I adopted a 7 week old puppy that got severely ill within 24 hours of adoption. I took him to my vet who admitted my pup to puppy hospital. I alerted the shelter right away that he was sick and admitted. The shelter said they would do whatever they could to make it right. They offered a settlement... View More
It is improper and may even be a crime for someone to threaten to have someone put in jail over a disputed civil matter, such as an unpaid bill. In Polk County we refer to that as extortion. The contract you signed is what governs who should pay for what and when.
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