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HelloThank you.I suggest the agreement is enforceable. The statute of frauds requires a writing to evidence the contract which must be in writing. However, this does not necessarily have to be a formal contract signed by both parties. It can be a letter signed by only one party.The writing, however, whether it be a letter or memorandum, must be signed by the person “to be charged.” In this situation that is you. And what it means is it must be signed by the person against whom the company will be seeking to enforce the contract.Therefore, unfortunately, I do not see where you have a basis for being successful in arguing this based on what you have presented here.
An offer letter does not have to be signed by either party, unfortunately. The fact that you took the job and worked there regardless of how long is evidence enough that you accepted the offer for work. The letter you did sign for reimbursement based on the conditions they set forth is enforceable as I stated.I suggest, your best route is to contact the company and try to negotiate with them directly on the amount owed. And if they agree, get it in writing and once you have made that payment, make sure they file a Dismissal of the lawsuit.I wish it was better news for you in this regard.If you want, I can opt out and another professional here can evaluate this situation for you and perhaps they will see it differently and more favorable to you.
HelloThank you. I am not going to be able to provide you with an ANSWER to the Complaint so you can "buy more time" That would be a waste of your time, my time and the court's time. IF you feel that you need more time you can file a Motion for Extended Time To Answer. I will opt out and allow another professional to assist you then.PLEASE DO NOT RATE my answers and your deposit Will Remain in Tact. Thanks for your patience and another professional will be with you shortly. Good luck