He advertised his company on the quality of his equipment rather than the "cheap" competition. A week before the wedding he decided to have an elective surgery to remove screws from a previous injury. He then sent his back-up dj, who used the "cheap" speakers, that he had advertised the "cheap competition" using in his brochure.
Did you have a written contract? Get all of your documentation and consult with an attorney in your area. Best of luck.
That sounds like a material breach to me.
The amount of your claim fits the Small Claims court limit, so I'd proceed that way. You can file online without a lawyer and proceed that way, but before suing, you should send the NJ you hired a "demand" letter explaining your claim using his own ad, and giving him a finite deadline to refund your money. If he fails to do so, sue,
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