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Good morning. Just to be clear, this happened 3 years ago and no action has been taken since?
Thank you for the additional information. What she did was illegal. I say this because 1) she can not use self help to evict you and get you out. As such, she can not just change the locks on you, so unless you were legally evicted or vacated on your own, the changing of the locks and preventing you from entering, was illegal. 2) she had no legal right to keep your possession and refuse to return them either. She could be liable to you for damages, with that being said. Now, NY has a 3 year statute of limitations, to sue on a cause of action like this, so if 3 years have passed, she may have a defense to ask that this be dismissed, if the time has run. However, you shared that she is in FL, where it is 4 years, so seeing how she resides there, you could try and file in court there. Now, she could try and get this transferred to NY and argue that this is all where it happened and then assert the SOL but that is up to the Judge to decide.
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