My question involves small claims court in the state of: California
i have been served orders to appear in small claims court in California. the plaintiffs are parents of a young man who is now 19 years old. they are asking for a large sum of money to cover this young man's medical expenses( paid by them i assume ) which they claim are the result of an incident that occured when their boy was 17 years old. that incident involved my son, who at that time was 16 years old. my son is now 18 years old.
my questions: do the boy's parents have a legal and legitimate right to take me to small claims court?
if they do ... will they need to prove that all medical expenses are directly attributable to the incident between their son and mine?
just fyi: officer investigating the incident found my boy to have acted in self defense after being assulted by the other boy.