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YES, YOU CAN SUE BASED ON AN ORAL CONTRACT

YES, YOU CAN SUE BASED ON AN ORAL CONTRACT

I’ll tell you what you don’t want to hear but already know: in Texas you should have gotten the deal in writing. Nevertheless, you made a verbal contract and the other party didn’t follow through on their promises. Now, you’ll inevitably deal with a “he said, she said” argument about whether there is even a real contract in the first place. PRELIMINARY DISCUSSIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH Preliminary negotiations of a potential contract are not enough. Among other things, you need a specific offer with defined terms and an acceptance of the offer to contract so the parties know their responsibilities under the contract. This likely includes the price, what is to be performed by each party, and any relevant dates for performance and payments. It is not enough to just…
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