What is my responsibility to pay for an additional invoice listing items that were not on an original invoice that has already been paid?

I am a landscape contractor and a few days ago I was sent an invoice for supplies from a vendor. They had already sent me a invoice for that month. And now 4 months later had sent me another invoice for that supplies that they had forgotten to charge me for. I was just wondering if there was anything I could about it?

Asked on November 9, 2014 under Business Law, Connecticut


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

If you did receive and keep those supplies (i.e. did not return them as not having been ordered), then you have to pay for them; the fact that they may have accidently left them off the first invoice does not entitle you to keep them for free. On the other hand, if the second invoice is in error and you did not receive those supplies, you would not have to pay.

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