Can I sue public storage for misrepresenting ; due to employee negligence of a lease contract?
On top of that the district manager was not very helpful and rude and repeated himself saying it’s the law it’s in the lease and acting like I’m a waist of time - so now it’s time to legally resolve this matter in my mind
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Sure, anyone can sue anyone, and if you have a few tens of thousands lying around you want to spend claiming there was fraud in the inducement to a contract your wife entered into, I'm sure you'll have no trouble finding a lawyer willing to accept that representation.
But I'm sure you don't have that kind of money lying around just waiting to be spent on a quixotic claim like this. 1st, review your contract, which you already admit you didn't do, as most people don't. They just sign any contract anyone puts in front of them, and only afterwards, if at all, do they care what it actually says they agree to.
If your contract says that the prevailing party in any dispute can be awarded their attorney's fees, then you have to add to the money you'd be spending on your own lawyer a potential award of the the storage company's legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful --and it probably would be, if it's based on your own failure to read what you digitally signed.
The see what it says about how to terminate this contract, and vote with your feet, and take your business elsewhere. And for your next storage facility contract (and for every other contract you decide to enter into without reading) READ THE CONTRACT before signing, or hire a lawyer to do it for you.
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rather than sue for misrepresentation-which will likely be a waste of time-if you are not happy with the storage company and there is no penalty for ending the contract-I would urge you to move your belongings.
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