Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pennsylvania Contract Lawyer

Philadelphia Contract Attorney

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Breach of Contract Lawyer Serving Coatesville, Pottstown, Norristown, East Norriton, Malvern, Paoli, Downingtown, Media, Radnor, Newtown Square and Philadelphia Areas

In Pennsylvania, there are oral and written contracts. Both are equally enforceable. Sometimes, written contracts are easier to prove. That does not mean oral contracts are not enforceable. It is a question of evidence.

What is a Contract Under Pennsylvania Law?

The elements of a contract are simple. Each side must agree to do or not do something in exchange for payment, goods or services. That means that mere promises, such as "I will pay you $10,000 tomorrow," are not contracts. They are simply promises, unsupported by consideration, that are uneforceable.

What is Consideration for a Contract?

In Pennsylvania, consideration takes many forms. Agreeing to do something (i.e. accepting a job offer) in exchange for payment. Agreeing not to do something (i.e. agreeing not to leave a company) in exchange for a promised payment (such as a raise or bonus).

Course of Dealing

Under Pennsylvania, a course of dealing can prove the existence of a contract. So, if you received a bonus of $10,000 for 3 years in exchange for your performance of certain tasks, that establishes a course of dealing so that the compoany cannot back out of its obligation in the 4th year if you performed the tasks in question.

Call the Gallagher Law Group today if you would live in the Philadelphia area and would like a free telephone consulation to discuss your breach of contract claim.  We have have offices in Paoli, Exton, Radnor, King of Prussia, Plymouth Meeting and Philadelphia

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