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I am being sued in a civil case buy a man that I just found out receives disability for a mental illness and can't sign his own checks. If you can't sign his own checks is he allowed to sign a a contract?

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Well, for one thing signing checks and signing a contract are two different things.

 

For another, you don't have to sign a contract to have a contract so a lot is going to depend on what the contract was about.

 

Also depends on just what kind of mental illness.

 

Besides, how do you know he can't sign his own checks?

 

What was your arrangement with this man and why are you being sued?

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This man put some money up to help me purchase equipment and was billed as a benefactor. For his money  he wanted access to the building and the equipment and  to be taught how to use the equipment . A short while after  this he cornered someone yelling at them because he couldn't have pot parties in the building and a restraining order was taken out and he was effectively barred from the building. He is now suing for ownership of said equipment.

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1 hour ago, John Decker said:

This man put some money up to help me purchase equipment

 

You're going to have to go deeper into detail.

 

How much money?

What kind of equipment?

 

1 hour ago, John Decker said:

was billed as a benefactor

 

What does that mean?

 

1 hour ago, John Decker said:

For his money  he wanted access to the building and the equipment and  to be taught how to use the equipment .

 

Did you have a written contract with this man?

 

If yes, please upload it after you have redacted any identifying information.

 

1 hour ago, John Decker said:

He is now suing for ownership of said equipment.

 

Have you been served a summons and complaint?

How much is he suing for?

What court level? Small claims? Higher?

What does the complaint allege?

What does the summons instruct you to do.

 

 

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13 hours ago, John Decker said:

I am being sued in a civil case buy a man that I just found out receives disability for a mental illness and can't sign his own checks. If you can't sign his own checks is he allowed to sign a a contract?

 

Do you have an attorney defending you in this case?

 

If not, and if you want to defend the plaintiff's claim on the basis that the plaintiff was not competent to enter into the contract with you, you're going to need a lawyer.  Keep in mind that, even if you prevail on the theory that the plaintiff lacked competency to enter into the contract with you, you'll likely have to give back the money that he loaned you.

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