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Contract with the broker for freelance work

Discussion in 'Employment, Labor, Work Issues' started by dave777888, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. dave777888

    dave777888 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hi,
    I am freelancer who is making research reports for multiple forex brokers (only oral agreements, no contarcts signed with them). I found a new broker recently who wishes to work with me but he insists that I sign a contract that I WILL NOT WORK WITH THE OTHER BROKERS....The broker is Cyprus based. I wonder if there can be legal problems if I violate this part of the contract (other brokers do not show my name under reports but still if they found out)? Does the broker need to specify these legal consequences in the contract?
    Thanks!
    Dave
     
  2. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Where are YOU based?
     
  3. dave777888

    dave777888 Law Topic Starter New Member

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  4. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    I see that you state in another forum that you are in the EU. Lying doesn't help.
     
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  5. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    Your IP address says that you're in the Ukraine.
     
  6. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Ok...

    Of course there could be legal problems. For starters, entering into a contract with the intent not to perform can be characterized as fraud. Additionally, you could find yourself being sued for damages resulting from a breach and/or injunctive relief. Of course, that assumes that the other party is willing to sue you in New York and that New York law will govern the issues in the case. I have no idea what might happened if you get sued in Cyprus or if the laws of Cyprus govern the issues. At the very least, it could cost you a s***load in attorneys' fees.

    I'm not aware of any law in New York or any other U.S. state that would require that. I have no idea about Cyprus law.

    P.S. For the reference of anyone who cares, here's a link to a thread at another site where you posted the same thing.
     
  7. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    The OP is not the in US.
     
  8. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    What reason is there for not taking the OP at his/her word?
     
  9. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    Because he lied - he posted on another forum stating that he's in the EU.
     
  10. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    I've never seen such a post, so unless you want to provide a link, that's not meaningful to me.
     
  11. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    I can't send direct messages here and I'm not going to post a link to another forum here. When advised that the other forum only deals with US law, the OP replied with "thank you - any EU legal forum you can recommend?"

    EDIT: @cbg will confirm.
     
  12. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    His IP is in the Ukraine.
     
  13. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    New York DEEP in the heart of the Ukraine.....

    IP: 31.128.81.234
    Decimal: 528503274
    Hostname: 31.128.81.234
    ASN: 3326
    ISP: Private Joint Stock Company datagroup
    Organization: Private Joint Stock Company datagroup
    Services: None detected
    Type: Broadband
    Assignment: Likely Static IP

    Continent: Europe
    Country: Ukraine
    State/Region: Kyiv City
    City: Kyiv
    Latitude: 50.4547 (50° 27′ 16.92″ N)
    Longitude: 30.5238 (30° 31′ 25.68″ E)
    Postal Code: 02099
     
  14. dave777888

    dave777888 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Your reply shows you do NOT knwo a thing about VPN servers
     
  15. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    I know about VPN servers. I didn't say the poster was in the Ukraine (although he may be). I said his IP address shows that he is. And it does.
     
  16. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    In your posting on another forum you state that you are in the EU.
     
  17. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    That statement does not contradict the statement made here that the OP is based in New York.
     
  18. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    The OP has had plenty of opportunity to clear this up, but has apparently chosen not to. I will take that to mean that the OP is NOT in New York.

    You can take it however you want.
     

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