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I hired a person al trainer and signed a 12 month contract. I’ve worked with him for 6 months and he quit his gym and is going to
Asked on August 12, 2016 under Business Law, Ohio
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
If he can't fulfill his contract--i.e. he can't provide the training when he was supposed to--he can't charge you once he breaches his obligations. So if he stops training you, you don't have to pay him. The law states that when someone breaches their contract, the other party can treat the contract as terminated by that breach and is no longer obligated to pay for services not being rendered. If he won't return all the money, you could sue him, such as in small claims court, acting as your own attorney ("pro se") for the money.
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