My question involves court procedures for the state of: New Jersey
I'm being sued for essentially a breach of contract for a minor construction job done, me being the contractor. The contract was signed and the client told me he would make a copy and give me it asap. I never received a copy and just disregarded never getting it as I never had any problems with any clients. It was more of a safeguard for him. To this day I never received a copy of the contract but am now being sued in regards to that contract. I have a rough idea of what I wrote and signed but how would I go about getting a copy? I'm writing my answer to his complaint and it would be helpful to say the least.
My answer is due soon to the court, and will probably file it before I actually see the contract. How would I demand to get a copy before i send file my answer to court or during the discovery period post pre-trial?
Did the client breach a verbal agreement with me to present a copy of the contract and could this be used against him?
Thanks ahead of time.