In Illinois, as in other states, when a person or company is unjustly enriched at the expense of another, there might be an obligation for restitution to be made. In a recent case, breach of contract claims were filed by a company that says it was hired to place advertisements online for a car dealership. According to the advertiser, the company never made good on the payments due.
A failure to pay more than $2,000 combined throughout 14 separate invoices was alleged against the defendant by the company who filed the lawsuit. The company stated that it provides a service to auto dealers, posting advertisements on third party websites that feature videos of their available products. The company further alleges that it provided the contracted service to the auto dealership in question for the agreed upon time period between Jan. and April 2015.
In April, when the contract ended, the company says it did not receive payment from the car dealership for its services. The lawsuit was filed in a civil court in Louisiana on June 19, 2015. The company named as a plaintiff in the case is seeking damages for the total amount of payments due for the services rendered.
Illinois residents who have been hired under contracts to provide services that have not been paid according to the contracts are able to file breach of contract claims in civil court. Depending upon the circumstances of an individual case, damages that exceed the total payment due might be included in a claim. The first logical step to take in the process would be to discuss the details of one’s case with an experienced business and commercial law attorney in the area.
Source: louisianarecord.com, “Car dealership sued over alleged $2K breach of contract“, Kyle Barnett, Aug. 17, 2015