> Discuss Your Legal Issue > Ask a Lawyer > Breach of Contract > Auction house sold the item but the buyer didn't pay

Auction house sold the item but the buyer didn't pay

1 Answers. Asked on Mar 18th, 2017 on Breach of Contract - New York
More details to this question:
Now the item actually "withdrawn" and the auction house will not reveal the name of the non-paying buyer without a subpoena so that the Seller can sue for non-payment. Is there a statute of limitation. (The deal fell through last year and the Seller got notified early this year)
Answers Showing 1 out of 1
Answered on Mar 19th, 2017 at 9:03 AM

A seller does not have a claim against a non-paying buyer at an auction.  The consignment is to the auction house.  You have no privity with buyers. 

Report Abuse
Breach of Contract
A contract is a legally enforceable agreement between two parties. When you enter into a contract, you do it in good faith and expecting that the other party will meet its legal obligations. But if that fails to occur, you or your business may have grounds for a breach of contract lawsuit against the other party. If successful, you may be awarded damages, or compensation for your losses and expenses in connection with the breached contract. The court can also rescind the contract or order the party that breached the contract to fulfill its obligations. If you're party to a breached contract--whether you've been accused of a breach or are trying to compel the other side to perform its duties--you need to hire an attorney who has experience with personal, professional and/or commercial contractual disputes.
Have an Breach of Contract Question?
It’s Free & Easy.
Ask a Lawyer
Top Contributing Lawyers
Mark Tischhauser, Esq.

Attorney - Florida

315 Answers, 20 Legal Topics

Patrick Johnson

Attorney - Tennessee

232 Answers, 43 Legal Topics

Michael D. Siegel

Attorney - New York

139 Answers, 26 Legal Topics

Michael E. Fiffik

Attorney - Pennsylvania

112 Answers, 21 Legal Topics

Lori Nevias

Attorney - New York

101 Answers, 35 Legal Topics

Bruce Robins

Attorney - New York

94 Answers, 8 Legal Topics

R. Sam Price

Attorney - California

90 Answers, 13 Legal Topics

Breach of Contract Local Law Firms  
In United States change location
Please select state Update
The Spitz Law Firm, LLC

Beachwood, OH

| Contact Now

Watkins Legal LLC

Decatur, GA

| Contact Now

Do It Yourself Legal Forms

Popular Forums