My question involves business law in the state of: NJ
I have a contract with a company in NJ (I'm in OH). The contract states they will pay me for services by the 5th of each month. This month I received a 1st class letter stating they didn't owe me money. I replied with a certified letter (return receipt requested) mailed on the 6th stating why I felt they did owe me the money, that they were delinquent, and I wanted payment within 10 days from receipt of my communication.
The tracking info on the USPS website says the letter arrived on the 9th at the intended post office, but since the address of record in the contract is a P. O. box, they leave a notice for the box owner to come to the desk for a certified letter. Thus far, the letter has not been picked up, and I anticipate they will ignore the notice until 15 days are up and the letter is returned to me. Question: is this considered "received"? If so, when? If not, what must I do to start the clock? There is also a clause that I can void the contract if a delinquent payment is not cured within 10 days of me notifying them. The verbiage on communications is included at the bottom. Note also that the contract stipulates any action must be taken in the state chosen by the defendant. Thanks very much.
"all communications will be deemed effective upon receipt when delivered by registered or certified mail (return receipt requested) to the Parties at the addresses listed below"