What if you or your business entered a contract and the other party did not live up to its end of the bargain?  You may consider filing a lawsuit for a breach of contract.  While there are several questions to consider (did a valid contract exist, did the contract need to be in writing, did…

Many individuals and businesspeople ask if their contracts must be in writing to be legally enforceable.  The answer in North Carolina is that “it depends.”  It depends on the subject of the contract, the monetary value, and, in some cases, the length of time the contract is in existence.  Whether or not a contract must…

Many business owners and consumers ask if liability waivers (or releases) are legally enforceable.  In North Carolina, contracts which attempt to release parties from liability are called “exculpatory contracts.” Exculpatory contracts will generally be enforced in North Carolina unless they violate a statute, are the result of an inequality of bargaining power, or are contrary to a…

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