Can I sue a company for breaking a contract?

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Can I sue a company for breaking a contract?

To make a long story short, this company out of Pittsburgh, PA called Davison, took my idea and turned it into a product. It cost me over $14,000 total for them to do this for me. Last year they said that they would send me a packaged working sample of my product. I signed this letter telling them to send it and that I would not hold them responsible if the mailed sample was lost or stolen. They sent me nothing I have asked them 2 times already to send this sample to me and all they do is ignore my requests. To me they broke our contract. Do I have a case to file a lawsuit?

Asked on May 11, 2019 under Business Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes: contracts are enforceable in court. When someone violates a contract, the other side can sue them for that breach, to get what the contract entitles them to, to get their money back, and/or to recover for other financial losses (if any) they suffered.
If the contract says where you have to sue (i.e. which courts to use in the event of a legal dispute), you'd have to sue there. If not, you should be able to sue in TX, since they contracted with a TX resident.


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