If a client signs contract and pays you but doesn’t provide you information necessary to do the work for 3 months, is he due a refund?

He also assigned half the contract to someone else. Mind you the contract plainly states he was not to assign any part of the contract to another party without first doing so in writing.

Asked on September 13, 2013 under Business Law, California

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

If the other party breached the contract, then you can rescind it, but you can't keep all his money if you did not do anything.  You are only entitled to any money that you are out because you relied on the contract.  For example, if you turned down another job because you had this one, you may be entitled to what you would have earned on the job you turned down.

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

If the other party breached the contract, then you can rescind it, but you can't keep all his money if you did not do anything.  You are only entitled to any money that you are out because you relied on the contract.  For example, if you turned down another job because you had this one, you may be entitled to what you would have earned on the job you turned down.


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