making a claim against a funeral home for nonpayment to another business

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making a claim against a funeral home for nonpayment to another business

We own a burial vault company. We sell our products to funeral homes in another state. This particular funeral home did business with us over the years. He no longer buys from us but has an outstanding bill of over $17,000. How do I go about collecting our money. We offered payment plans but nothing has been done.

Asked on August 31, 2017 under Business Law, New Jersey

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You sue them: that's how you get money from someone who does not pay for your products. You sue based on breach of contract: not honoring the agreement to pay you for the products. You did your side: you provided the products. If you perform your obligations under the agreement (whether it was written or oral), they are reciprocally obligated to perform their obligations and pay you.
You would sue the company if it is a limited liability company (LLC) or corporation, since those are their own legal "persons," separate from their owner(s). Othewise you sue the owner(s) personally.


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