Hi, I have a little software company in Argentina and we outsourced software services to a US company based on California. They owe us 2 months of payments of around 10k USD, they are months over due. What can I do?

Hi, I have a little software company in Argentina and we outsourced software
services to a US company based on California. They owe us 2 months of payments
of around 10k USD, they are months over due. What can I do?

Asked on May 30, 2016 under Business Law, Alaska

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

All you can do if someone won't pay you for services rendered is to sue them. I can't comment on Argentinian law or whether you can sue in a court in Argentina; in the U.S., however, you would most likely have to sue in a court in the county in which they are located, so as to be sure you have jurisidiction (i.e. court power) over them. So if you can't sue in Argentina (consult an Argentinian attorney about this), you could hire a U.S. attorney in the county in which the customer company is located to bring a lawsuit.


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