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Since they have sued you need to file an answer where you respond to the allegations and deny what they are claiming. You also include your counter claims identifying the times they breached their contract with you.
Most assert counterclaims in the Original Answer itself.
What court did they file in? You can settle at anytime, but you need to at least file an answer and assert counterclaims to give yourself some leverage.
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The service papers should indicate when you are required to respond but if you have been sued in Justice of the Peace Court, you must file an Original Answer by 10:00 a.m. on the next Monday, following the expiration of 10 days from the date the Petition was served upon you which may be why the attorney said 14 days.
Yes, I'm based out of Frisco. I do not do litigation but I'm happy to provide assistance in perhaps working the settlement with you. I would charge separately through my practice however.
I would need to know all the facts and issues going on to accurately quote you. I do a lot of fixed fee arrangements so that it is irrelevant how much time I end up spending. I do say get your answer filed and add those counterclaims for their poor performance and breaches so that you have leverage. My number is(###) ###-####if you want to consult or if you want to talk tonight, JustAnswer charges a fee for phone calls.
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One more thing to point out in your answer, that since there company is no longer in business, then they lack "standing" to file a claim. The judge may or may not agree ultimately but it is one more thing for them to consider if your intent is to settle anyway.
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