Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 40

Thread: Legal Advice

  1. #1
    Walk On
    Points: 10,763, Level: 31
    Level completed: 31%, Points required for next Level: 487
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Perry, IA
    Posts
    186
    Points
    10,763
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 0

    Legal Advice

    My fiance and I booked our wedding reception venue a few months ago with the Hotel Pattee in Perry. We were planning on holding the reception in September 2014. The other day the hotel closed their doors out of the blue and according to the news, are not giving any refunds. We payed to reserve the banquet room ($500). Do I have a legal leg to stand on to get this money back?



  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 252,445, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Clark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Altoona
    Posts
    13,912
    Points
    252,445
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,931
    Given: 381

    Re: Legal Advice

    I believe so. You essentially paid a deposit which is conditional on the room being available. Since it's not available that deposit should be returned to you.

    Now whether your legal/court fees would be under $500 is another question entirely. My guess is no.



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 467,298, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 68.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    70,964
    Points
    467,298
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,378
    Given: 2,181

    Re: Legal Advice

    Go to small claims court and represent yourself.


    Let Prohm's Posse Ride: Hallice, Brady, Stu, Lard, Naz, Deonte, Monte, Matt, Simeon, Jordan, and Babb.

  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 89,647, Level: 93
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 1,603
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    peteypie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    5,223
    Points
    89,647
    Level
    93
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,514
    Given: 2,044

    Re: Legal Advice

    Marry into money. Problem solved.


    Ill put any dollar that if I get this ball again, Long said, Its going in.
    - Naz Long to Markel Brown before hitting the game tying shot.

  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 320,013, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranSocial50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    cowgirl836's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    27,046
    Points
    320,013
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 7,223
    Given: 9,789

    Re: Legal Advice

    Did you sign a contract? If so, what does the contract say?


    taking a 2x4 to stupid

  6. #6
    Prospect
    Points: 4,885, Level: 20
    Level completed: 59%, Points required for next Level: 165
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience PointsVeteran
    ChE2010's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    74
    Points
    4,885
    Level
    20
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 1

    Re: Legal Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by spierceisu View Post
    My fiance and I booked our wedding reception venue a few months ago with the Hotel Pattee in Perry. We were planning on holding the reception in September 2014. The other day the hotel closed their doors out of the blue and according to the news, are not giving any refunds. We payed to reserve the banquet room ($500). Do I have a legal leg to stand on to get this money back?
    You could try but I honestly don't think you have a chance to get the deposit back. If I remember correctly from when my wife and I got married, reception places have stated in the contract that you sign to reserve the place what would happen if the place closed, there was an "act of God", or such. Those state that you don't get a refund. I would look at anything you have signed for that info.



  7. #7
    Walk On
    Points: 10,763, Level: 31
    Level completed: 31%, Points required for next Level: 487
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Perry, IA
    Posts
    186
    Points
    10,763
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 0

    Re: Legal Advice

    We didn't sign a contract yet, but we did get a receipt saying that we paid for the room.



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 717,833, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 46.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    30,324
    Points
    717,833
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8,451
    Given: 901

    Re: Legal Advice

    You probably are owed the money back, now whether you'll ever get it back is another question.




    Eyes closed, head first, can't lose.

  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 967,246, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneErik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jamerica
    Posts
    67,094
    Points
    967,246
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9,614
    Given: 8,493

    Re: Legal Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    You probably are owed the money back, now whether you'll ever get it back is another question.
    This is my bet.
    Don't count on seeing the money.


    Kansas Must Be Destroyed

    Sic Semper Jayhawks




    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 64,600, Level: 78
    Level completed: 85%, Points required for next Level: 250
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    CycoCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    5,002
    Points
    64,600
    Level
    78
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 179
    Given: 930

    Re: Legal Advice

    small claims is your best bet


    John Walters is my hero

  11. #11
    Speechless
    Points: 320,013, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranSocial50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    cowgirl836's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    27,046
    Points
    320,013
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 7,223
    Given: 9,789

    Re: Legal Advice

    you may be up a creek then. Every wedding vendor we worked with signed the contract at the same time we paid a deposit. That would seem fishy to me that they wouldn't have done that for you at the time. Can always try going to media about it - not like they're worried about business at this point, but can always try shaming them into doing the right thing and returning the money.


    taking a 2x4 to stupid

  12. #12
    Prospect
    Points: 4,885, Level: 20
    Level completed: 59%, Points required for next Level: 165
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience PointsVeteran
    ChE2010's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    74
    Points
    4,885
    Level
    20
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 1

    Re: Legal Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by spierceisu View Post
    We didn't sign a contract yet, but we did get a receipt saying that we paid for the room.
    Then I would say that you should get your money back, but like someone said whether you actually get it is a different story.



  13. #13
    Pro
    Points: 57,758, Level: 74
    Level completed: 48%, Points required for next Level: 792
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    2,190
    Points
    57,758
    Level
    74
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 104
    Given: 487

    Re: Legal Advice

    You've certainly got a claim against somebody, probably Hotel Pattee LLC or possibly Leisure Hotels. Collecting on that might be a challenge though, especially if the LLC is liquidated (because you're just another unsecured creditor).

    Did you pay with a credit card?


    Last edited by kilgore_trout; 08-02-2013 at 04:44 PM.
    I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.

  14. #14
    Walk On
    Points: 10,763, Level: 31
    Level completed: 31%, Points required for next Level: 487
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Perry, IA
    Posts
    186
    Points
    10,763
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 0

    Re: Legal Advice

    We paid with a check.



  15. #15
    Speechless
    Points: 467,298, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 68.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    70,964
    Points
    467,298
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,378
    Given: 2,181

    Re: Legal Advice

    I remember a story of a despised water softener salesman who ticked off a lot of customers with his sales schemes. One customer stole his van, drove it into a cornfield, and started it on fire.


    Let Prohm's Posse Ride: Hallice, Brady, Stu, Lard, Naz, Deonte, Monte, Matt, Simeon, Jordan, and Babb.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBA
  • Football Season Opener vs. UNI
  • September 3, 2016
  • 07:00 PM