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Old Feb 20th, 2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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I have been a member of a martial arts school for three years. I recently found after that the head instructor has been twice convicted and served prison time for drug manufacturing. I want out of my contract, but I have another year. Do I have a case for getting out of the contract. Or is it caveat emptor.
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No, you don't. He's done nothing to you, people get to have a life after a mistake.
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I have been a member of a martial arts school for three years. I recently found after that the head instructor has been twice convicted and served prison time for drug manufacturing. I want out of my contract, but I have another year. Do I have a case for getting out of the contract. Or is it caveat emptor.
What does his having a felony conviction for drug manufacturing have to do with his ability to perform the services you contracted for? Are you receiving satisfactory instruction? Progressing as expected?

If you are trying to get out of the contract simply because he has a drug conviction, then the simple answer is NO. Released convicts have just as much right to conduct their business as most anyone else, and unless he was doing something that breached your contract, you are silly to think that just being convicted would be grounds to break your contract.
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Old Feb 20th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #4
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The instructor’s past charges is not a reason to terminate the contract. There is no need to apply caveat emptor here. If you find out with evidence regarding any misconduct or criminal activity then it is a reason to terminate the contract otherwise there in no false in continuing with the contract.
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