is verbal contract binding across the states ?

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    is verbal contract binding across the states ?

    my mother in law , move with us from puerto rico to texas, now i was trying to cancel her cable, and they say that she has to pay the rest of the contract. she is a 79 year old retiree in a fixed income. She did not signed anything, they say that she agree over the phone, now they are asking for medical letter that sends her to texas. in other words, i have to go to puerto rico to find the doctor to ask him to agree to this letter. she said specifically that can not be her doctor in texas. is that legal? now they are reluctant to send me the contract over the mail. what can i do?do i just bite the bullet and paid the $350?


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    Verbal contracts are made all the time via telephone. They are legally binding (depending on the state and other factors) if it is under $500. The statute of frauds comes into play with amounts higher than that.
    I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice.


 

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