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Good afternoon. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. If all of your were on the lease, all of you could be liable. However, the landlord is able to go after 1, 2, 3 or all 4 of you to collect. Even though you may have paid 1/4 of the rent at the time, the lease contract likely allowed the landlord to hold one personal responsible for the full amount owed, if they desired. In this case, they were able to find you and get a judgment and see you have money, so will go after you until it is paid in full. You in turn would have to go after the other roommates to collect the portion which they owe. Until this is paid, they can go after bank accounts to satisfy the judgment since the landlord is entitled to back money owed.
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