Contract Law

Providing and Excluding Warranties for Goods under Utah Law

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com When selling goods, a seller can exclude all warranties if it includes the correct language in the sale documents. If the buyer agrees to this language by signing the sale contract, under Utah law, the seller is usually prevented from later claiming that the goods were defective or that they somehow do …

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Resolving a Contract Dispute in Utah Through Accord and Satisfaction

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Unfortunately, not all contracts sail smoothly without dispute. Often times, one party breaches the contract—or there is at least a claim of a breach—and the two parties duke it out, and the conflict can be both time-consuming and expensive. There is a common saying that “a bird in the hand is worth two …

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Resolving a Contract Dispute in Utah Through Accord and Satisfaction

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com Unfortunately, not all contracts sail smoothly without dispute. Often times, one party breaches the contract—or there is at least a claim of a breach—and the two parties duke it out, and the conflict can be both time-consuming and expensive. There is a common saying that “a bird in the hand is worth two …

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Lemons Under Utah’s Lemon Law

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com A “lemon law” protects people who buy a lemon—a vehicle that, after leaving the car lot, ends up having serious defects that cannot be repaired. Each state has its own lemon law. Utah’s lemon law essentially explains that if a new motor vehicle doesn’t live up to what the dealer guaranteed, and if the …

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Tips for Getting Paid and Avoiding a Lawsuit on Your Next Construction Project

Being a part of building something that will last can be a great source of lasting satisfaction. That said, there is one thing that will sour that satisfaction regardless of how successful the project is—NOT GETTING PAID! As anyone in the construction business knows, too many projects end up with conflicts over payment, resulting at …

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