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Consultant takes legal action after client fails to pay

Many individuals' businesses and services rely on being hired by outside parties, including other businesses. While most Texas companies believe that their services will be paid for by the hiring parties, situations can arise in which invoices go unpaid. If this lack of payment continues, individuals may find themselves pursuing legal action in efforts to obtain owed balances.

It was recently reported that this type of lawsuit was recently filed in another state. A woman was hired as a consultant for a major sports complex that was set to be built. She consulted on the project from Nov. 2017 through March 2018, but she never received payment for that time. The woman stated that she provided invoices to the company that went unpaid even though text messages and emails from the company's co-founder indicated that payment was on the way.

In Jan. 2019, she had an attorney send a formal demand letter for payment and also tried to negotiate a private settlement. However, neither of these actions garnered the desired results. As a result, she filed a lawsuit against the company for breach of contract and fraud.

Running a business typically relies on timely payments from clients and consumers. When these payments do not come, it can be difficult for companies to continue their operations. As this case shows, Texas business owners who do not receive their due compensation may have reason to take legal action in hopes of obtaining that due payment. Interested parties may want to discuss this possible option with legal professionals.

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