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I broke a lease and the landlord took me to civil court. We

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I broke a lease and the landlord took me to civil court. We had a mediation and settled out of court with me paying $100 a month directly to the landlord until my balance is paid off. I got a notice from the court stating the case was dismissed. Do I still continue to pay the $100 to the landlord?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: Arizona
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Loren replied 11 months ago.

It sounds like it was conditionally dismissed pursuant to the settlement. In other words, if you stop paying the landlord will have the right to refile and pursue you for the entire amount (plus, it is likely, costs and attorney fees).

So, I would not recommend you stop your payments until you receive a release or notice of payment in full from the landlord.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you!
Expert:  Loren replied 11 months ago.

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