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I am sorry to hear about this situation. This would be in small claims court. Because the property was in Hollister, the best venue to file is in Hollister. You can see step by step instructions on how to file HERE, and you can get a free Small Claims Advisor service HERE.
Someone in your situation would file a complaint, serve the other party, and have a hearing on the matter (a few weeks/months later) to have the Judge make the decision.
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