If I signed a contract with a distribution company as a carrier, am I legally entitled to a copy of it?

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If I signed a contract with a distribution company as a carrier, am I legally entitled to a copy of it?

I was rushed into signing this contract. I have asked numerous times for a copy of this contract. Does the company have to give me a copy of the contract? If so, how long do they have to give me a copy, and is this a breach of the contract on their part since I haven’t received a copy?

Asked on October 30, 2015 under Business Law, Kentucky


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Oddly enough, there is no specific legal requirement that all parties to a contract get a copy, andit is not a breach of contract to not give you one. The law does not recognize being "rushed" into signing a contract as a defense to your obligations under it; rather, it is your responsibility to not sign unless and until you understand and agree to the terms, and if you sign a contract, the law presumes you read and understood it, and agreed to what you signed.

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