Contractual obligations created by Finkbeiner

Question - If I do listen to WSPD in the afternoon it is when Fred and Brian do their part from 5:35 - ___.

They've complained twice at least about Council approving to pay a company for work they performed under a contract entered into by Finkbeiner.

I've never caught the full details of the contract or the work performed, but I guess it was beyond the scope of the Mayor's duties to enter into this contract.

What annoys me is that Brian specifically thinks that this contract was entered into "illegally and immorally" and that the payment to the firm that had performed whatever the work was should have never been paid.

I'm not a lawyer, and neither is Wilson, but I've at least taken Conracts I and II.

Hello wanna be attorneys - they performed work, you'll have a lawsuit on reasonable grounds if you refuse to pay. It doesn't matter how illegal Fink was in signing, we have unjust enrichment in the very least.

The City cannot just reap the benefit of some work then decide not to pay. That's not how it works in a civilized society.

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The "contract" in question was verbal agreement between our former mayor and the law firm. There is no written contract for the work undertaken by the firm to study the feasability of selling Toledo Express. As such the "contract" isn't valid from a legal standpoint as the city requires written contracts for any money spent by a mayor that totals more than $10,000. There were no bids put our for the contract either. What council should have done was had the law dept. request the legal firm to get paid from the former mayor since it was he entering into the agreement without the council's knowledge. Or at the very least we should seek reimbursement from the former mayor. I'm no lawyer but I've seen a lot of Judge Judy which I suppose is just as good as a couple of classes that didn't end in a degree.

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Verbal contracts are-EDIT - CAN BE - valid, especially if the other party detrimentally relied. Did the other party do the work? Apparently.

Did Carty have the authority to negotiate? Obviously not, but the other party still did the work. From a legal standpoint, you can't just stiff another party for work that they did.

The city might have an issue, but it's not clear and dry as you are trying to make it out to be.

And as far as Judge Judy, I don't remember her teaching the Restatement (Second) of Contracts. Lol.

(And my 2 contracts classes haven't ended in a degree YET, but I did end up on the high side of the curve in both.)

So Carty doesn't have the authority to negotiate. The law firm knows this as they work with the city quite frequently, as stated by Adam Loux, law director. Therefore they entered into a non binding verbal contract with someone they knew couldn't legally hire them. He tried to pin the bill on the Port Authority and now the law firm wants to be made whole by the tax payers of Toledo. It seems very clear and dry.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

hmmmm.

It would be an interesting case, especially if negotiated in bad faith. The secret negotiating doesn't look good at all. I wasn't aware of this aspect.

What did the lawyers on Council say as they passed this - such as McNamara? I heard you quoting Steel - as if Mr. bike ordinance really should be on council to begin with...

Also - what date was this passed. Lisa Renee usually has the council agenda review.

You better believe it. This incident proves that he would do that.

And City Council has also proven that they will not fight any lawsuits for under $10,000, City Council will just roll over and pay up.

The line to sue the city for verbal contracts that are unpaid is behind me. Like up everyone. It's OPEN SEASON!

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I didn't vote for a
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