I have a roommate that wants to take me to small claims regarding very little things throughout her house. Threatened to sue me for everything.. Chips on plates, scratches on silverware. Also had a dispute regarding a router and modem that I gave to her that I wanted back when I moved out. She called the cops on me regarding the house keys because I moved out and didn't give them to her. I technically still lived there for another 16 days under my lease. She also threatened to kill me over the phone because I would talk to her father instead of her. They wanted to keep the security deposit of 200. Her father made a deal with me to give me 60 back on the deposit and 80 for the router and modem. She claims I swindled him out of the money. I told him I gave it to her and wanted it back but he didn't want me contacting her so it was dealt outside.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Maryland
Talking to her to calm her down she is going to talk to her lawyer regarding taking it to small claims.
Thanks for using JustAnswer.com It will be my pleasure to assist you.Who was the landlord? Was it your rommate's father?Thanks
She is the landlord. The father was more level-headed to deal with and was there often.
Hopefully, your roommate's father will talk some sense into her. And, if needed, you can always Subpoena her father to testify for you about keeping $60 of the security deposit and the router and modem. Even though he is not the landlord, he can testify as to what the transaction regarding the money you gave him was to be used for.Below is a link to an explanation of Small Claims court in Maryland. It is very informational.http://www.oag.state.md.us/Consumer/smallclaims.pdfIf you are sued, there is help available for you. Below please find a link to the Maryland Self Help Center. There are folks available during certain hours and days to assist you with questions, etc. about the small claims process and what to do if you are sued.http://mdcourts.gov/district/selfhelpcenter/home.htmlEven if you are sued, she still has to PROVE by a preponderance of the evidence that you in fact damaged the items she claimed and that you did NOT work with her father to resolve all issues.It was a pleasure to interact with you today. I hope you find this information useful and that you CLICK THE SMILEY FACE so that I can get credit for answering the question. Thank you.
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