Woodbridge, VA asked in Contracts and Collections for Virginia

Q: I am being sued for money a company said I owed from 2014. I received letter from their lawyer. What should I do?

I owned an LLC that sold flooring for a company from 2011 thru 2014. I told the owner I was starting another LLC and would not be working for them full time, but I would still help them. The owner was very rude and threatened to sue me for jobs they installed for me. I could not afford a lawsuit so I began sending them $300 a month. I forget to send payment for 5 months and received a letter from a lawyer saying I owed them $80k. I never had a written contract with them and in fact they owed me money for jobs I had sold in which commissions were never paid. What are my options?

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Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: Well, did you get a letter or were you served a complaint? There's a big difference; if it's just a letter then you haven't been sued. In anybevent, hire a lawyer. Defending a lawsuit isn't as easy as saying "I don't owe him any money".

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