Your choices are very limited.
You can hire an attorney, assuming this is not a small claims court action, but that will cost you a good amount of the total in controversy.
You can move to change venue to a forum more convenient for you, but unless the majority of the evidence and witnesses are in the other venue, it is likely not going to be a successful move.
You can negotiate a settlement because the costs of carrying on the lawsuit will quickly make defending it unreasonable.
You can stop defending the case and a default will be eventually taken against you and the plaintiff will have a judgment to enforce against you.
Or, you can continue to do what you have been doing.
There are really no other viable alternatives. Good luck to you.
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