What to do if I recently purchased a vacuum cleaner but the company had me sign a contract that was incorrectly written?

They contacted me telling me to either sign another contract or they will come a take my machine? Am I liable for the merchandise even though they messed up the paperwork?

Asked on October 23, 2014 under Business Law, California


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

This is a unilateral mistake. If the contract favored you and they made a mistake in a way that you thought this was the contract you intended to sign, they have to eat the cost and they cannot take the vacuum.  Contact the FTC and your local city or county or state attorney to file a fraud claim if the company persists. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.