Sacramento, CA asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Estate Planning for California

Q: Victim of unlawful retaliatory eviction. All my fam stuff sent 2 dump. Spent 5yrs homeless on streets bc of it. Options?

I had sec 8. He sued me for back rent I didn't owe. Before we made it to court, his lawyer's office called to tell me they found documents proving my innocence and they were dropping the suit but landlord wanted me to pay his attorney fees anyway, I declined. Short time later, the Sheriff's came into my apt with a key and told me I had been reported as a squatter and I had 5min to get out. Sec 8 said I needed a hearing and the next was in 6mos and told me to find a friend with a couch until then! I scheduled an appt to get my legal documents, family photos, letters from my dead parents, etc. out of the apt. I showed up to learn he had already had everything I owned sent to dump. I had nothing. Like losing my parents all over again. I spent 5yrs homeless on the streets where I've been beaten and sexually assaulted more than once. I'm stable now.

EDIT: no provision in SOL 4 sum1 who couldn't file in time bc ext. Circ.? He slept in a $36mil house while I slept in a cemetery!

2 Lawyer Answers
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Very sorry to hear you had to go through these problems. The problem that I have regarding what you describe is that there are limitations on how much you can delay on bringing an action based on most of these facts. Ordinary torts are 2 years, Fraud is 3 years. I am not aware of any statutes for more than 5 years that would apply to what you have described. You might want to contact a Personal Injury Attorney in your local area to discuss particulars with him.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

it certainly sounds like an improper Unlawful Detailner or no UD.

However, there are statutes of limitations which require a claimant to file within a certain period of time./

I don't know of any for 5 years that would protect you.

if you sit on your rights you lose a local UD Lawyer in your area.

not only was it probably incorrect in the way they got you out but you would have had damages for what they did, if the facts fall into place.

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