Follow us!

    Post: Landlord Tenant

    Posted by Marie on 3/17/10

    I have a small claims case for damages caused by an
    apartment maintenance worker. Initially, I tried to sue
    the company listed on my lease, however, I was unaware of
    resident agents and did not have the resident agent listed
    on the suit. The judge simply stated that the company
    listed on my lease was not the responsible party, so I
    pulled the tax records which contained the name of another
    party. I then went to court against the company that pays
    the taxes on the property. I was told by the Judge that I
    did not have enough evidence against this company because
    the tax map that I presented did not display the street
    address of the building where I resided, only the address
    of the management office. The judge said that I could sue
    the company listed on the lease and told me that I could
    come back and sue the party that pays the taxes within 30
    days. I refiled the case and added the company listed on
    my lease, so that I could sue the two parties together. I
    have a tax record as well as a tax map which I feel that
    toghether prove that this is the company that pays the
    taxes. I want to sue the two companys together in order
    to establish the responsbile party and assign damages. I
    received Intention to Defend Notices by both parties,
    represented by the same attorney. However, today I
    received a notice that the company listed on my lease, the
    main party that I feel is reponsible, was not able to be
    served by the Shefiff and that the case against that
    defendant will not go to court.

    My question is, how can I receive a notice that states the
    defendant has Intention to Defend and then receive a
    notice that the same defendant was not served and the case
    will not go to court? I am considering not appearing at
    this point because I was also told by an attorney that I
    should be suing the companay listed on my lease-which will
    not be appearing. I would like to know, should I still go
    to court against the the sole defendant-the company that
    pays the taxes and is there anything that I can do to
    postpone this case and make a re-attempt to try the two
    defendants together?

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    Posts on this thread, including this one
  • Landlord Tenant , 3/17/10, by Marie.

  Site Map:  Home Chatboards Legal Jobs Classified Ads Search Contacts Advertise
  © 1996 - 2013. All Rights Reserved. Please review our Terms of Use, Mission Statement, and Privacy Policy.