Consumer Protection Law
Consumer Protection Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
Hello, and thank you for contacting Just Answer. I am an expert here and I look forward to assisting you today.
No, unfortunately not. If you look at the contract you signed it will state that the damages are limited to the amount that you paid them.
i dont like that answer. what about the damages caused by having a wrong number listed in the ph
I'm sorry you don't care for it, but if you read the contract you'll see I'm correct.
contract or not, it is free to list a business in the yellow pages and they caused tons of damage by putting a disconnected number in there. surely there is some compensation
The contract will control and only allow you to recover the amount you paid them. If the contract doesn't have that language then you can sue and seek all the damages, but if you signed the contract with that language then you waived the right.
okay. thanks. lost the paperwork so I guess I need to find out what I signed, but paments dont start until september.y
Yes, you definitely need to look at the contract because it will determine what can happen.
Anything else I can answer for you?
i am thinking. I know there have been other cases like this posted on listserv
i am just wondering if there is a connection between the contract to be further up the list and their responsibility to list the correct number
Probably. It isn't unusual at all for this to happen. I've had a half dozen clients it has happened to, that's why I'm so familiar with the issue.
well that sux. if I hadnt signed a contract I would have a good case
Yes, they know it too, that's why they are so good at getting contracts signed.
okay. thanks for the help.
You're very welcome and best wishes to you. Please don't forget to leave a Positive Rating (of course I'd suggest Excellent) so I get credit for my work.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).