I have been defrauded, but I do not have strong evidence. It was based on oral statements and the witness was an employee (now former employee) of the guy who defrauded me. Witness said that he can testify, but that he has criminal record for lying to police. What will happen if I lose. Can the defendant recover money for time lost? He told me that he will sue me, that he makes $300 per hour. He owns a car repair place and basically charged me for items that he did not replace.