DearCustomer- Based on your facts I would agree with you that a contract was never completed. No money changed hands (I assume) hence no consideration and you never received the executed contract back from the school. Obviously they can try to claim there was a contract and theoretically could sue you but I believe you would win your case.
I would simply write them back and state that your position is that there is no completed contract and that you are denying liability. Beyond that you really can't do anything. If they sue then you will have to defend but I think that if they consult their lawyer they will be advised that they have a weak case.
David Kennett - JD - Attorney at Law
It could be an issue but you never had a signed contract form the school. A deposit is similar to earnest money in a real estate contract which does not mean that the contract is completed. I still think your argument is good and they still would have to sue you to collect. You never received any benefit from the contract and they really lost nothing in that no services were ever provided.
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