Jacksonville, FL asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Florida

Q: I am being taken to small claims court as a defendant. I am a contractor and being sued. 3 years later

We removed the flooring in his home and his foundation was cracked. After giving him options of methods to proceed he said he would think about it. I then called him to see what he was going to do and he had hired another contractor to install his new flooring. Then demanded the balance of his deposit. After he breeched our contract we ended up incurring restock fees and extra work that was excluded on the estimate he had exceeded the monies paid. Now his Attorney is demanding all sorts of documents from us after the first court date. Am I required to give these to him to help him make a case? Do I just need witnesses to back up my story? We were working off a estimate as the radical demolition is a moving target and we could very well be uncovering leaking slab, Infestation of bugs or broken slab like we found.

1 Lawyer Answer
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You are required to furnish the documents he requested within the timeframe he requested it. You should retain an attorney to defend yourself.

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