What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? California
Hi, i really need help regarding this matter as i am a full time student who is stuck in possibly the worst case ever.I sold a car to someone and the total price was $3500. I was sued for $3400 in repairs, buyer keeps the car. Basically based on receipts provided by plaintiff(no name on receipts linked to plaintiff). The buyer made "repairs" exactly the next day after purchasing the vehicle. I find this hard to believe because my car was in perfect condition and did not need any repairs. He could have called me and i would have gave his money back. Two months later after purchasing it, plaintiff sues me...wins the case(i dont get how that it is ethical) and then is allowed to keep the car. Now, i had someone serve me who is related to plaintiff again by coming into my backyard(is this legal?). They now served me with order to appear for examination. What can i do at this point? I believe if i dont show up, i will have a warrant. I dont have any assets but my own car which i use for school.
Can i counter-sue for my car back? How does this work?
Do i have to show up for examination?
Can i agree to payment plan at time of examination or before through mail?
I am really lost with this issue as i am a young student who sold their car to buy a motorcycle for school but got into this mess. The plantiff is an ex-police officer that is making stories up to take my away from me, i cant believe the plaintiff will win in this case. Please someone help me, i have to go for examination in two weeks. Last but not least, worst case..can i agree to payments now? I dont want them to put a lien on my vehicle or bank account.