From: Thristina Ward [mailtoXXX@XXXXXX.XXX] Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:57 PMTo: 'XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX'Subject: RE: Event for Life Time Fitness
Below is the actual response I received from the representative of the company. I emailed a formal proposal and she decided to take only myself and the Santa.
Im so sorry this took so long to get back to you. I have been out of the office and we just got our expense report back this week. Looks like we will have to cut some corners, however I am still looking to reserve Santa and the magical elf with you if all possible.
So, the written, in addition to the verbal confirmation, is not enough to help us recover damages. My son is studying business/finance law...he said that verbal agreements in Texas are just as binding as written contracts. Is that not the case?
What can we do to protect ourselves in the future? This is our livelihood...we cannot afford many more instances like this.
Once a client agrees to hire me on a certain day, time, and location, am I not to send a contract to confirm and protect myself?
The majority of the time, yes...especially when I hire other entertainers to perform at the event along with me.
Okay...I will insist on the contract being signed before I turn down any other work for that date and time...no more verbal or written commitments other than my contract.
Thanks for your help!
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