Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.I am genuinely sorry to hear that you are in this situation. However you do have quite a few options. First of all, when you appear in court, tell the judge that the reason for this was the breach of contract on the part of the other party. Consider bringing copies of your emails and letters discussing this situation with their attorney or with them (if you kept such records). If you can claim and show breach on their first, it would then justify your refusal to pay further since they themselves failed to execute on the contract. Similarly if you bring a copy of the past contract with you, point out to the judge that there is no mention of any sort of 'equipment' or items in the terms--state that nothing was received, and that this is a phantom charge that put there to potentially inflate the claim but is not an accurate representation of your initial terms with the other party.Hope that helps.
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