Do I have any legal grounds to sue a voting organization for deceptive language in their mission statement?

My corporation has donated thousands of dollars to a political awareness organization, which said it was non-profit and non-partisan. I have found out that this organization has contributed most of our donations to a specfic presidential candidate. However there was a fine-print clause in their 20 page mission statement that said that they could allocate the funds to whoever they wanted. We also signed no binding contract with them. Do we have any legal ground to sue for deception?

Asked on July 21, 2012 under Business Law, Florida

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written with respect to the non-profit organization that your corporation donates money to with respect to the fine-print clause in the mission statement of the non-profit stating that any donations that it recieves can be allocated to whomever it wants, it appears that you do not have a factual or legal basis for bringing a legal action against the non-profit for deceptive language.

Your recourse is to cut off the flow of all future donations to it.


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