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Is oral contract good under these circumstances, bid $20000,

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Is oral contract good under these circumstances, bid $20000, got 8000 deposit, did majority of the work, winter came took 5 month off, ready to resume work, client said they found someone else to finish the job.can I go to small claims court ang sue for
breach of contract even though it was oral? this is new York.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.
Good morning. I am Loren, a licensed attorney and I look forward to helping you today.
Yes, an oral agreement is enforceable and can be the basis of your suit. It is just more difficult to prove the terms of such an agreement and usually devolves into one party's word against the other's.
So, any evidence of the terms, such as emails or other documentation would be helpful.
I hope this is helpful. If you have more follow up questions please let me know. It is never a problem.
Thank you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** know of any case studies that I might use in small claims court that might support my argument?
Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.
In small claims court the claim will hinge on your evidence not case law. They do not care about case law in small claims court, only how convincingly you can prove your claim.
Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.
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