Can I sue my father-in-law for backing out of our agreement and leaving me to owe, 2100.00 myself?

I have a snapshot on my phone of
him agreeing to pay the
photographer for my wedding in
2015 on Facebook, ‘let me know
time of your wedding and cost’ Now
in 2016, after I signed a contract
with a photographer and let him
know the expenses he tells me,
‘no I never agreed to pay you or
the 2100.00′ Can I sue him for
the expenses owed to the
photographer since he agreed to
pay?

Asked on July 7, 2016 under Business Law, Illinois

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can sue your father-in-law for breach of contract for his refusal to pay the wedding photographer pursuant to your oral agreement.
He is liable because you detrimentally relied on his promise to pay when you entered into the contract with the wedding photographer.


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