I was asked by a client to sell my business to move to Utah to start a non-profit for her. She even had her son-in-law help me sell my business. When I got to Utah she didn't follow through on anything she promised. As a result I lost the 6 figure income from my sold business and I'm now almost ready to claim bankruptcy because I've been left with no options to get back on my feet as a result of this failed endeavor. Can I sue on the under the Theory of Promissory Estopple, more specifically a detrimental reliance?
State/Country relating to question: Utah
I've reached out to a firm in Utah but I can't afford to not pursue the case on contingency.
Hello,I am the JustAnswer expert that will be helping you today. I am a lawyer with 25 years experience. Although I am not your attorney, I hope that I can give you helpful legal information.You can file suit against the client based upon breach-of-contract. Although your contract was not in writing, you may be able to convince the court of the terms of the contract based upon your partial performance
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Is this a case a lawyer would consider to take on contingency and how do I find such a laywer? I'm assuming the lawyer I need is in Utah, even though the entire process started in Florida....
Both Florida and Utah would have jurisdiction. Thus you can file in either state. Here is a link that may assist you in locating counsel: www.Martindale.comIt may be possible to locate an attorney to work on a contingency fee basis
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