Consumer Protection Law
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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear that this happened.
The law allows a person to sue someone else when they believe they are owed money. The law also allows you to defend yourself. The notice you received should have a date on it, telling you when to appear in court. On that day, you'll go in and explain to the judge why you don't owe the money. If the other party didn't provide the services you agree to pay them for, that's a defense. You're allowed to bring in any evidence you have that they didn't uphold their end of the bargain: emails from them, texts from them, pictures, testimony from witnesses who are familiar with the transaction, etc.
Also check with the courthouse in the county where the case was filed to see if they have forms you can use to file a written answer before you go to court. The notice you received should give you a deadline for doing that.
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