I received a small claims writ today from an ex-boyfriend who is suing me over a laptop that he bought for me 3 years ago. He claims that I agreed to pay him. When he bought the laptop, he bought it as a gift. Also, on the small claims writ, it states that he also paid for other expenses for me from May 2003 through July 2003. And, that I owe him rent from July 2003 through August 2003. We lived together, and he offered to pay the rent for the summer because I was having hard times. He had sent an email to me about a year ago asking me to pay him back. Does he have a case? This is all going by his word that it was a verbal agreement. He is very angry because I don't talk to him anymore and want him completely out of my life. Can anyone give me advice on how to answer this small claims writ? I live in CT and the statute of limitations here for a verbal agreement is 3 years. Thanks for any help!