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August 2015 Archives

Understanding deceptive trade practices in Ohio

There are laws in place to protect both businesses and consumers against deceptive trade practices. At Delev & Associates, LLC, we know how detrimental these behaviors can be. Methods of competition or selling that in some way mislead the consumer are considered illegal. According to Ohio’s legislation regarding deceptive trade practices, illegal behavior occurs when a business does one or more of the following: 

Are verbal contracts valid in Ohio?

Whether you are buying or selling an item, accepting a job or having work done on your house, you will probably be asked to sign a contract. Contracts are a way for both sides to agree on terms or services and to protect themselves legally. However, what about an oral contract? Will Ohio law protect you if you have only agreed verbally on something, and the other party fails to uphold your agreement?

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