If I paid a dress-maker to make my wedding dress but she did not meet the deadline set by the contract, can I sue her for my money back plus damages?

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If I paid a dress-maker to make my wedding dress but she did not meet the deadline set by the contract, can I sue her for my money back plus damages?

This has caused me much pain and suffering finding an alternative and not having my dream dress. How do I sue her? Should I get a lawyer?

Asked on June 8, 2014 under Business Law, Florida

Answers:

Shawn Jackson / The Jackson Law Firm, P.C.

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

The first thing is to read the agreement/contract to see what it says about "not meeting the deadline" and what damages are available in the document. Then if that does not have the "remedy", then I would suggest that you speak with that person to discuss a full refund and the costs of the headache. If they do not respond in a reasonable manner, then suggest mediation...there are several mediation services that are free and/or low cost.

Shawn Jackson - California Business Attorney


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