My question involves small claims court in the state of: California
I recently sued an attorney in small claims for payment on some contract secretarial work. He didn't show up at the hearing. He said my sub-service was invalid. The judge looked at the proof of service and agreed with me that service was valid. I was awarded the default judgment.
The attorney (defendant) contacted me and is threatening to make me "pay." He says he will appeal and that for the appeal, he can use discovery and depose me. I thought discovery wasn't allowed, even if you retain counsel for the appeals (new) trial..?