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Contracts... Am I responsible?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by officialakash, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. officialakash

    officialakash Registered Member

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    Hey BHW,

    Happy Holidays, hope you're all doing great!

    Now I was having trouble finding a place to put this thread so I thought I'd put it here, mainly because this is something that's been on my mind and it's not really related to Internet marketing or making money. I apologize if this is the wrong thread though.

    Basically I do a lot of events across Canada with singers/rappers and I wanted to expand to doing concerts in USA, mainly in Los Angeles. I encountered this person who also does events back in August 2013 and she told me that she can help me do events in LA. The thing is I like to work solo when it comes to events, so I simply said "thank you, maybe we can work together in future."

    Skip to October 2013 she Skypes me saying "Hey we should do a concert here in LA at this club" she told me the clubs name, and that's she's good friends with the owners, keep in mind this is all her idea, she picked the acts, the date, the time etc. she just wanted to use my company to promote it. I did not agree, all I said was "that seems like a good idea, but I'm busy at the moment to even focus on doing an event anytime soon". A few days later she texted me saying "Hey, don't worry about organizing the event, I'll handle everything, I just want you to promote it and I want to host the event so I can get more recognition" (she wants to break into the Hollywood scene). I said "I'm wiling to help spread the word to my friends in LA, but other than that I'm not going to be a great use." The next day she emails me a contract that the club sent and the girl texted me again saying "Okay so I sent you the contract the club sent me and I really want to do it on Dec 1st 2013, so can you please sign the contract under your name and the company?" and I replied "I'll take a look later on" (I didn't take a look because I had no interest). November came around and SHE signed the contract under her name stating that we're supposed to pay a $6000 deposit before the concert. She never told me she signed a contract until I said "I'm not interested in doing the event." She then starts freaking out saying "I SIGNED A CONTRACT, I DONT HAVE $6000, YOU NEED TO PAY IT FOR ME!"

    Now she's threatening to "sue" me but I really don't see how I'm reliable, but then again I'm not really a lawyer. What should I do?
     
  2. lmxftw

    lmxftw BANNED BANNED

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    you should sue her :\

    she signed a contract made for your promotion firm/company without working for your company, or having a directly handed right from you to do so.

    I'm guessing you're being hustled
     
  3. brettehl

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    I'm have no legal experience what so ever but I believe that her "attempt" to sue you is all a bluff. And you shouldnt be at fault for anything because you didnt sign anything.
     
  4. mindlesswizard

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    Scary ! dude get you ass out of the contract shit as soon as possible !
     
  5. officialakash

    officialakash Registered Member

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    Yeah I'm obviously not going to pay her $6000, the only thing that concerns me is that she knows a lot of lawyers cause of her dad. I mean I only posted this because it's been on my mind, I'm not freaking out or anything and I'm certainly not scared of what she does, I just wanted to make sure that I'm on the safe side and that she can't pull any tricks on me.
     
  6. officialakash

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    Well I didn't really sign or even verbally agree on it and I never agreed on it in writing
     
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    Just keep your email correspondence in a safe place and do a back-up copy in case something goes wrong.
     
  8. lmxftw

    lmxftw BANNED BANNED

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    I actually worked at a club and never heard of artists/promotion companies paying for our venue... it was the other way around.
    But we did 'rent' out the club for special events and we made such contracts.

    If your companies details are on the contract then YOU AND ONLY YOU or a person to whom you have transferred the right of decision for your company can sign that. Also B2B contracts need both a signature and a stamp with your business registration details (for tax redemption). I'm guessing that the chick doesn't have either of those. This is not something to joke about.
    GET YOUR ASS ON A PLANE TO L.A. AND REPORT HER TO THE AUTHORITIES for impersonating and providing fake details in order to deface your business.
    Also sue her. She will either end up in jail or pay you a shitload of money to drop the charges.
     
  9. Enryu

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    You're certainly not liable for anything so she doesn't have any kind of case, but in the future you should be perfectly clear about your position (i.e. tell her no, you're not interested). Not everyone can take a hint.
     
  10. officialakash

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    Yeah next time I'll be clear
     
  11. apignard

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    The best in this situation is to ask her to take her lawyer to contact your lawyer...
    You haven't sign anything so your mostly fine.

    However i don't known law in USA but if you message her that's you AGREE, that's could turn bad for you.
    Judge can admit that's relation you add together was on hand shake. But from what you said it's not that's and you never do any business with her.

    Generally said contact my lawyer stop them, first due of cost, but most time because they are wrong and they known it or they will known after contact a lawyer ....