My question involves judgment recovery in the State of: Hi
They are in default of contract cause me thousands' of damages. However, they turned around to sue me for outrageous amount, making all kinds of accusations and lying through out, without a shred of evidence and legal grounds/elements. They probably spent 10-20 times the money they asked for me initially to harass the heck out of me for years. They have lots of $$$ (of course, not their own, but the public's, believe me, no normal family can or would spend that kind of money) and best legal presentations possible which I have none. I was denied of any useful discovery answers, denied of trial I paid for and denied of judgement of my claims. basically, all their motions granted, almost all mine denied. They had all my evidence and documents early on, I had none of their record nor documents, nor any chance to question any of their accusation and claims.
They faked a different court order of summary judgement, waited 2 years, had a hearing behind my hack with the judge and got the order to pay their legal fees. They didn't give me a copy of their filed documents. Needless to say, I didn't get the notice and didn't show up for the hearing. They did send me the order to pay their fees though. So I filed motion to vacate. My grounds are 1) all party (ies) has to be given a copy of everything filed; 2) good cause - based on the merit of the case; mistakes, inadvertence; excusable neglect; newly discovered evidence; fraud, etc. and I made clear I'd further get into more defense after they forward the document so I can look into their argument
I am surprised, for >1.5 month before the motion set aside hearing after I mentioned that I didn't have their document, they never bother to do anything, instead, they filed opposition <8 days required by the rules and procedures. They claimed that they properly served me, again, no evidence, and also said that I faced a sanction (?? for what? aren't they the one who should face sanction? I remember their threatening before, that they could have the gov to confiscate my property if I didn't do whatever they wanted) I contacted them and court for the doc before hearing, to no avail. I was thinking they had to give me the documents when I asked that again in the hearing and I would then address everything once for all, including asking my legal costs. After all, they breached the contract, they filed the baseless sue, I had to spent double the fees to buy tons of the useless reports and record just to shut them up every time they lied the court took their side giving me warning.
To my astonishment, it was not happening. The judge pretty much acted like their spokesperson or legal counsel questioning me as hostile witness. And said that the court is not there to answer my questions when I questioned why the judge said this is not a default judgement and why judge said the other party win. (so now the judge decided to change the order made before?) Judge denied my motion to vacate, didn't cite any rules and law that's backing the decision/order to deny.
The whole thing is so biased and unfair to me. what do I need to do now? Do I have a good case for appeal? Any advice for appealing? Or there are some other moves I need to make? Thanks a lot for helping.