I have a contract with an online video production company who offered 50% revenue sharing for advertising dollars on Youtube. This person has gone incommunicado, refusing to answer calls or emails.
How do I go about proving how much that person owes me as well as pursuing legal action to make sure I am paid?
This part was not in a signed contract, however, the person in question made a written promise via email to pay an additional $2,000.00 to help with production expenses. This promise was made several times which led to me accruing costs that ended up not being covered. Do I have any legal precedent to pursue that $2,000?
Your remedy will be based on your contract terms, and the controlling jurisdiction. However, if the contract does not provide for the prevailing party to receive attorney fees and depending on whether there are any assets to collect even if you get a judgment, depending on damages, it may not be worth bringing the case. You might be stuck in small claims court
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I agree with the other answers you received. Regarding the $2,000, email communications where someone promised to pay you something and you acted in reliance on that promise can be used to prove there was an agreement and also to support other legal theories if you can show that the emails are authentic.
Please note: This answer is not intended and should not be considered as legal advice. Such professional advice requires full disclosure to an attorney of a client’s circumstances and that attorney’s opportunity to analyze those circumstances against applicable law.
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