I was given 23,000 in 2005 to produce a movie. Several attempts were made to complete the project, at which time in 2008, any further attempts were ceased.
The owner of company is now threatening legal action claiming 18,000 is owed.
Do any statue of limitations affect this claim?
Written contract-I believe so, but, it could have been oral. There is probably email documentation of the agreement, but, I never signed anything.
I never agreed to a due date, and repayment came in the form of a completed movie/project.
I never made any payments on the loan. I did, however, produce footage that he accepted (in 2005), which was part of the movie.
Yes, the owner of the company gave me the loan (to fund the production which he ultimately would have owned. I was an independent contractor to him)
18k=23k minus costs of footage he accepted.
No terms on the loan stating any repayment. If movie had been completed, that would have been the repayment.
Over the course of the years, up until recently, out of "guilt" I tried to set up payment plans with him. I believe I even agreed to a 10k settlement.
He never directly acknowledged my offers. It seemed to always be up in the air with him. Until recently, when he said he would drag me into court.
Do these communications hurt me in anyway?
If I want to "settle" to preserve my reputation (I have no problem giving him 5k) does this open me up to any future claims from him because i am accepting responsibility? Ultimately, I'd like to do the right thing.
I did. They were done through email.
I don't know when. I'm assuming I need to know the date of that to see when statute of limitations begins.
How much would you charge me to help me directly? Can that be done, or must be done through here?
I want help proceeding forward.
ok thank you
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