about two months ago i was talking about a contractor suing us for 26k ... he never finished his job because he was so bad we fired him.. he did get paid 80k and we still owed him 10k well during the summer we recieved a document saying we were to go to court.. well we got all our photos and evidence ready and called his lawyer to find out when the time and date was.. he said we missed it and that it was decided in his favor and that we owed the money.?????? he said would we like to make an offer for what we owe him.... so we called the down town offices and they have no record of anything about it.. no court records filed from his co.. and settlement listed/???? what the heck is going on? was it just a nerve wracking thing to try to get us to cave in ?? if anyone knows anything about how the court system works help plzz.. we have not recieved a bill for his lawyer or anything and it has been a month..we do know he put a lien on the property but that goes away in a yr with nothing on our financial status showing it..help? he also was fired 2 yrs ago..