Contract Law determines when promises are enforceable. The fundamental requirements for forming a binding contract are an offer, acceptance and consideration. To be enforceable, a contract must be formed by competent parties, who give their consent, to a legal agreement.

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) afford consumer contracts unique protections. Please read on to find a contract lawyer, contract attorney, or to access more information in our contract law practice center.

One reason to sue over a contract is when one party commits a breach of contract—stops doing, or fails to do, what the contract states should be done. Defenses that excuse a breach of contract include duress, fraud and misrepresentation, mistake, lack of consideration and the statute of frauds.

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Contract Damages
When most people sign a contract, they expect to honor the terms of the contract, and hope that the other party will do so as well. There are several kinds of contract remedies available to you if the other party breaches, or breaks, a contract. This article explains those options.
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When negotiating a contract, or after a contract has been signed, you may have reason to want to modify, or change, a contract. Find out how to modify a contract, either before it's been signed or after it's been signed.

Ask a Lawyer - Contracts Law questions answered by leading lawyers
Applied for an Apt 2 weeks ago, filled application/contract for $1460. Am I tied to this amt if I fi
I called them anonymously today and they stated that a 2/2 apt was going for $1395, but no vacancy until May That is when I am going to move in. There prices move up/down daily. Am I stuck with the original price they quoted me when I filled in the application or can I legally get a lower rent?
Can I just make up a contract for my services for something else (but hide something immoral withing
For example, if I got some big company to sign a contract saying I will paint a room for 100$ up front, but hide something within the contract saying once finished it will cost 2 millions dollars; will it hold up in court? Can this happen to regular people? Just getting a signature seems to easy.
I was misled by a sales representative. I want out of a contract and a full refund. What's the best
1. Last week I signed up for a $250/month program to advertise my business on a particular website. 2. It's a 6-month minimum commitment according to their terms of purchase, so I'm obligated to spend $1500 total before I can cancel according to their terms. 3. During the course of my initial sales conversation, when I asked the representative the average amount of traffic a profile would get in our market with our particular service, she said 300 clicks per month. 4. After I purchased, I downloaded the analytics of the profile and discovered that the average clicks per month for the past year has never been over 140 for any similar service in our market 5. I sent an email asking for them to cancel my account and give me a refund because I made the purchase based on false claims by the sales rep. 6. I have the email chain between myself and the sales rep where she admits telling me 300. What should I do?
Where can I find a Lawyer to craft a Terms of Service, Private Policy & Royalty Free agreement docum
We are starting a online creative marketplace where customers can buy and download digital files. (Images, video, templates, ect.) We will also have authors who will contribute creative content on the website. I need a Terms of Service, Private Policy and a Royalty Free Agreement information. This will be information posted on the website. Here's an example:
car impounded, bank took it out of impound lot and sold it. I didn't know anything about this. It wa
I was put in jail for a day and, after that, I went into the hospital. Afterwards, we went to the impound lot. The payment was going to be more than I could afford. I received my check and went back to the lot to pick up the car. My bank had already picked it up. To get it back, I was going to have to pay it off completely. The bank then sold it at an auction. I received a letter stating I owed the difference between what they received at the auction and what they figured I owed. They wouldn't put the impound fee onto the car payment. I had made payments of $200.00 for two years. They said that was for the use of the car. They kept my MSU Spartan license plate. Are they allowed to take action like this without my knowledge or, letting me know what was going on. They put it on my credit report as a repo. Thanks, LInda
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