The General Contractor (or Subcontractor) Didn’t Pay My Company—What Interest Rate Applies?

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] A general contractor or subcontractor hires your company to do work on a construction project. Your company provides the goods, services, and other work requested and sends an invoice. Weeks pass, and no payment comes. You call about payment, but no payment comes. You send letters, emails, and all Read More

Six Things to Consider Before Suing in Small Claims Court in Utah

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] Smalls claim court is a very quick and efficient place for resolving many simple legal disputes. The process is tailored to helping normal people, with no legal training, succeed. A judge hears each side’s facts and quickly makes a decision, usually in a matter of minutes. Generally, the alternative Read More

How Credit Applications Protect Utah Suppliers

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] Most Utah suppliers provide equipment, materials, supplies, and other goods to general contractors, subcontractors, and sometimes other suppliers on an ongoing basis. Depending on the nature of the business relationship, each purchase from the supplier might be made in one of many different ways— ranging from an email request, Read More

How to Recover Attorney Fees

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Without fail, my clients will always ask, “Can I recover attorney fees from the dirt bag I am suing?” (Okay, maybe not in these exact, polite terms). My answer is always the same: “Maybe.” In Utah, and every other state, each party is typically responsible for their own attorney fees. There are exceptions. For example, Read More