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I had what I feel is a wrongful eviction. I paid rent and…

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I had what I feel is a wrongful eviction. I paid rent and then 2 weeks later I was being sued for unlawful detainer. Can I sue the landlord for damages?

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

California

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

Yes

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

We have to be out on the 20th, if that matters.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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What are the damages?

I sense there is something missing here. Were you behind in your rent? What is the basis for the eviction?

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