Is there a legal definition of "immediately"?
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Even in the law, words in the English language mean what they mean in common vernacular. "Immediately", therefore, is commonly understood to mean "right away", "without delay", "now," and the like. It does not mean "as soon as you can, or want...". For future reference, when negotiating a payment, always agree upon a specific date for deadlines and always put it in writing, particularly if the person to be paid is going to accept a sum less than the entire amount owed in consideration for settling the matter without going to court.
He meant pay it then and there. You didn't, so he filed suit.
I suggest you get a good landlord tenant lawyer to represent your interests, negotiate a deal, and also to see if there is any ground for a counterclaim on your behalf (security deposit violation?).
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Actually the term "immediately" is a term of art. It can mean now or some other time period. Further, the creditor is not really bound by his demand. I do agree with the others that 2 weeks is not immediately.
Immediately means right away, not two weeks later. If there was an agreement you violated the agreement, not the other person.
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A two week delay is not immediate, in any definition of the word