My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: California
This is a small claims $5000 claim
I have a small business that repairs camera lenses.
6 years ago someone came to me and asked for estimate on repairing a broken lens.
I gave him an estimate and he never responded.
He went off the radar for about 5 years (I kept his lens in storage) and suddenly came back to me a year or so ago. I pulled the lens out of storage but now there is evident glass separation(damage) on one of the internal elements. The lens was dropped so it probably started when he brought it to me but was not visible that much. Now he wanted it fixed and threatened with a lawsuit. I took some time trying to repair, make the lens perform better and returned it to him.
In the mean time he served me the court date papers. First he said he'll not pursue but he just changed his mind (a week before the court date). I don't think I can find the old repair estimate. I wrote it off long time ago.
He never paid me a penny..