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My room mate went to the Landlord and told her I am a drug dealer. It is a complete lie and the landlord served me with an eviction. Is this legal? I live in Reno, Nevada

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Nevada

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

Yes by my room mate and by me

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I served my room mate and the Landlord with an affidavit and have a court hearing on August 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Greetings! I am a legal expert on the site and am working on your question.First landlord cannot evict without proof so it should be dismissed. Burden of proof on landlord.Roommate is liable for defamation and you could consider suing him.You want to prepare your case by creating a time line starting from the earliest event. For each event, write down key details and witnesses and if there is a document that relates to it, save it and refer to it. This timeline can be very valuable in narrating your case and presenting it later in a concrete and specific way.martindale.com and findlaw.com are both excellent lookup directories. Both highly rated. Both used by lawyers. Easy to search and find local options.Please let me know if that is acceptable and feel free to reply back and follow up
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