I am at a bit of a loss. About 1.5 years ago, I had work done by a contractor. He did not follow the manufacturer's instructions for the products (backerboard for tile). Subsequently, the tile cracked.
I took him to Magistrate Court and won. He appealed, which is expected to be heard on Monday. He has now lawyered up, and I do not know exactly what to do.
Does anyone know where I can get information on the process for filing an appeal in Magistrate court in GA? I don't think that he followed all of the steps.
Also, his lawyer left a message on my answering machine stating that he will ask for a continuance on Monday. In this message, he stated that the Judge's office contacted him asking him if he wanted to file this continuance. Is this legal? Does a judge's office call a lawyer and ask them if they want to file something? It does not seem legal to me??
He stated that his client has a right for "discovery" of up to 6 months. Since the original case was filed over 6 months ago, hasn't he had enough time to discover any evidence necessary for his defense.
Any help would be appreciate even if it is just a link where I might get such information.