My question involves small claims court in the state of: California
I received notice that my former divorce attorney is suing me in small claims court for $7500 because: "Plaintiff and Defendant entered into a written agreement whereby Plaintiff agreed to provide certain legal services ... and Defendant agreed to pay for said services and costs." Leaving aside what he says I owe (which I dispute), there's the question of standing. I signed an agreement with the law firm where he works, not with him personally. If I'm being sued based on the written agreement, wouldn't the plaintiff have to be the firm, rather than the attorney, and wouldn't the maximum amount be the maximum that companies can sue for ($5000), rather than the maximum that individuals can sue for ($7500)?