Understood. Now, the other party is attempting to claim that you do have said documents, they can claim this. However, them stating so does not make
You replied that you did not have the document. They filed an equivalent of motion to compel to have you stand in front of the Judge and state this. A motion to compel is meant to compel a party to produce evidence if they "refuse." But if one does not have it, it is not refusal, but simply inability.
If someone in your situation is asked for "Document XYZ" and they do not have "Document XYZ," then they simply do not have it. One then shows up at the designated time and date and states "I do not have this document" under oath. If this is done, then the Court is generally satisfied after a few questions by the Judge/opposing counsel and this matter is dropped. The only caveat
is that if there is such a document, and it is found later on, this may be seen as being untruthful to the court which may be cause for contempt.
However, all one has to do is to show up and repeat what was stated originally - "no such document exists." The onus is on the other party to prove otherwise, which they likely cannot.
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