Defenses to a Breach of Contract Claim

Have you been sued for not paying a bill? The party suing you (the “plaintiff”) is claiming you have breached a contract. Remember, the plaintiff bears the burden of proof and must prove two things: 1) that you owe them at the time they filed the lawsuit, and 2) that the amount they are demanding is correct. There are many reasons that you may not owe them at all (e.g. the statute of limitations has ran, they can’t prove they own the debt, etc..)

Once you are served, you should immediately review your possible defenses and call us at 808-377-6778 to be fully advised of your rights and options BEFORE calling the other side. Remember: I am on your side, but they are not!

Here’s a good link to review your possible contract defenses:

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