Ask the Lawyer
At NastyClient.com, we understand that money can be tight for small businesses. On top of that, a nasty client can cause extreme anxiety if they threaten not pay you or give you a hard time. You may not know your rights and need an attorney. Maybe you can’t afford one. After all, lawyers are expensive. As a way to help, we’ve created the “Ask the Lawyer” page where you can submit a question and receive an answer from a real lawyer free of charge. Every other week we randomly pick questions, and the Kane Law Offices LLC. provides the answers. Submit a question
I am a 39 year old woman and I own a small drapery and staging business. I work for mostly smaller builders and real estate agents. There are some very expensive high rise apartments being built downtown, and I would love to get my foot in the door with them. Will it increase my chances of getting the job since I am a minority owned business? If so how do I take advantage of that?
A legal letter came to my office last week, which of course scared the hell out of me. A person is threatening to sue for a slip and fall at a parking lot I used to plow snow at. The fall happened almost four years ago. Can I still be sued for something that happened that long ago?
I am a subcontractor who has done work for a local residential builder. The first few jobs I had a contract, but lately I have been working on other jobs without contracts and the builder is behind in paying me. What rights do I have?
Another contractor I know was doing business without being incorporated and lost everything in a lawsuit. How do I protect myself from having this happen to me?
I recently completed some work for a guy under a written contract. At the end, he cried to me about the pricing despite how great he said my work was and we agreed on a new reduced amount in writing. Later he sued me for
I did some work for a guy who I thought was the Owner of the property, but it turns out he wasn
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Ask the Attorney
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Nasty Client and you agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims between us before a single arbitrator. The types of disputes and claims we agree to arbitrate are intended to be broadly interpreted. It applies, without limitation, to all of the following:
- claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of the relationship between us, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation, or any other legal theory
- claims that arose before these or any prior Terms (including, but not limited to, claims relating to advertising)
- claims that are currently the subject of purported class action litigation in which you are not a member of a certified class
- claims that may arise after the termination of these Terms
For the purposes of this Arbitration Agreement, references to “Nasty Client,” “you,” and “us” include our respective subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, predecessors in interest, successors, and assigns, as well as all authorized or unauthorized users or beneficiaries of services or products under these Terms of any prior agreements between us.
This arbitration agreement does not preclude your bringing issues to the attention of federal, state, or local agencies. Such agencies can, if the law allows, seek relief against us on your behalf. You agree that, by entering into these Terms, you and Nasty Client are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. These Terms evidence a transaction or website use in interstate commerce, and thus the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. This arbitration provision will survive termination of these Terms.
A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”) to the other party, as described in the Notice section above. The Notice must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute and (b) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). If Nasty Client and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or Nasty Client may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by Nasty Client or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or Nasty Client is entitled.
The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer related Disputes (collectively, the “AAA Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”), as modified by these Terms, and will be administered by the AAA. It is mutually agreed that the state law applicable shall be that of Pennsylvania and the venue shall be Philadelphia, Pennsylvania unless otherwise mutually agreed upon in writing. The AAA Rules are available online at 222.adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879.
The arbitrator may award injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim. YOU AND NASTY CLIENT AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITIES AND NOT AS PLAINTIFFS OR CLASS MEMBERS IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING OR IN THE CAPACITY OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL. The arbitrator shall not have the power to commit errors of law or legal reasoning, and the parties agree that any injunctive award may be vacated or corrected on appeal by either party to a court of competent jurisdiction for any such error. Each party will bear its own costs and fees for any action for all levels of dispute resolution. The arbitrator shall not award relief in excess of what these Terms provide or award punitive damages or any other damages not measured by actual damages. Further, unless both you and Nasty Client agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific proviso is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void.
All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential, other than as part of an appeal to a court of competent jurisdiction. The Arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Agreement is void or voidable. If this specific proviso is found to be unenforceable, it is severable from the rest of the arbitration agreement.
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