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Im not sure this is the right forum for me to be asking this question.. My husband is being sued by a man who wants 30% of his comission. This man had nothing to do with brokering the sale. He was an interpreter for the buyer. After closing documents had been sighned, the man called one evening to say that he wanted this 30% for a man who controlled the buyers money... weird right? So he says my husband should do this if he want future buisness from the buyer. My husband asks for the mysterious mans info. The interpreter man gives my husband and his boss of brokerage firm info of this man. Now this was my husbands first big deal and his boss lead him thruogh all the questions.. and, told him to write a vauge email thats states He will give 1% to this Mysterious party but needs to speak with him first.. at which point no commision was ever given to the myserious man because there was never any contact with him..its been 200days we hvnt been served.. should we settle b4 being served?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Richard replied 5 years ago.

Good evening. You don't want to do anything until you've actually been served. First, you are not going to get served because they cannot sustain this claim against you. Second, you can always settle...the cost of settling is not going to go up because they have no valid legal claim. If you chase them, you end up simply negotiating against yourself and show don't want to do that. Just sit tight...and most likely you'll never hear anything.



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