Me and a partner wanna to buy this restaurant. The price was 30k and we gave the owner a 5k deposit. My partner and i took over her business but didnt pay her the remaining 25k yet until we get approved lease. After 6 months working at her business, we basically took over the business but we were still trying to get more money to get approve lease. We didnt get approve lease cause the landlord ask 50k cash in hand. We haven't pay the owner any rent yet. We found out that the owner has owe 8 months worth of rent that she hasn't told us about and the business was evicted. We decided to leave. She is now suing us 30k . She claim that she only pay rent when we pay her the 25k. Are we responsible rent since we been using her business months? Do we lose the deposit since we didnt buy the business? Can we fight this in court?
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