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You are, indeed, liable for the rent until the end of the lease term (assuming the lease had no provision allowing your early termination or limitation of your liability). However, you are also entitled to a setoff in the amount of the rent collected from the new tenant. So, your liability would have ended two weeks later when the new tenants began paying rent (assuming they were paying at least the same rent per month as you were).
If the landlord obtained a default judgement which exceeded the amount to which they were entitled then you need to file a motion to vacate the default and force the landlord to prove up the amount you actually owe (for the 2 weeks).
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