Various businesses, in Illinois and elsewhere, often enter into contracts with one another regarding services that one business is hired to provide for the other. Depending upon the individual circumstances of each situation, a signed agreement might be fairly simple or quite complex. Regardless of whether there is lots of “fine print,” those who place their signatures on a written agreement are bound and obligated to uphold it. Contract disputes become an issue when one party claims the other did not adhere to an agreement.
Recently, a judge in another state refused a request for dismissal for claims connected with a contract between Cash Depot and an ATM service. In 2014, the parties entered into a contract, stating that the ATM service would send a courier to pick up money and deliver it in a cassette to a certain ATM machine. When inserting the newly filled cassette into the machine, the courier was supposed to remove the old cassette (which contained residual cash) and transport it back to the bank.
Cash Depot claims that $138, 940 of residual cash was missing over an extended period of time. The company has asserted that one or more couriers failed to deliver the second cassette to the bank during their routes, as per the contract. The allegations listed in the claim include fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of contract, unjust enrichment and unfair trade practices.
Business owners facing similar contract disputes in Illinois could address their concerns through consultation with a business and commercial law attorney. Each contract is unique, and an experienced legal professional would be able to review particular circumstances and offer a case assessment as to whether there has been a breach. He or she would also be prepared to act on behalf of the business owners in court, should the need for litigation arise.
Source: courthousenews.com, “Case of Missing ATM Cash Still Alive in Alaska“, Philip A. Janquart, Oct. 22, 2015