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Clients frequently ask Cellai Law Offices, P.C. whether it is worth pursuing accounts receivables when the debtor takes the position that the person in the company ordering the services was not authorized to do so.   In the vast, vast, vast majority of cases, the Court will not accept this defense.  Debtors frequently take the position that the person who requested the services was not authorized to do so but if the company receiving the services actually received the services and benefitted from the services, Judges almost always impose liability for the payment of the services.  It is exceedingly rare when a company is relieved of its obligation to pay for services that a company actually received (in whole or in part) but claim that the person who ordered them was not authorized to do so.

Clients also ask Cellai Law Offices, P.C. whether it is worth pursuing accounts receivables when the debtor takes the position that the person in the company signing the contract for the goods or services was not authorized to do so. Again, in this situation in the vast majority of cases, the Court will not accept this defense and will look at whether the person who signed the contract had actual authority or even the “apparent” authority to do so.  Debtors frequently take the position that the person who requested the services and signed the contract was not authorized to do so but if the company receiving the services actually received the services and benefitted from the services or, alternatively, the person signing the contract was in a position in the company  that such a person would reasonably be in a position to sign contracts and/or order goods or services, Judges almost always enforce the contract and impose liability for payment, particularly in the cases where the company has benefitted from the services, Courts almost always enter Judgment for the payment of the goods and/or services.  It is exceedingly rare when a company is relieved of its obligation to pay for services that a company actually received (in whole or in part) but claim that the person who signed the contract was not authorized.

Whether you are looking to collect money owed for goods or services from a debtor who claims the person ordering your services was not authorized or the person who signed the contract for services was not authorized, Cellai Law Offices has the knowledge and experience in commercial debt collection and breach of contract to help get you paid.

 

Call Cellai Law Office, P.C. in Boston MA and Braintree MA to get a thorough and rigorous defense and get the money you are owed. Call the commercial debt collection expert attroneys at Cellai Law today.