Case Number: 2020-006900

Clients seek assistance in defending a lawsuit recently filed against them by their residential landlord (LL). They were served with the Summons and Complaint on November 22, 2020. The claims include breach of contract, unjust enrichment and elder abuse pursuant to NRS 41. LL claims that she is entitled to double damages for unpaid rent because she is over age 60.

Clients have attempted to make partial payments but LL refused their offer and has demanded payment in full. LL’s attorney also requested copies of their tax returns, but clients refused. Clients then served LL and LL’s attorney with the CDC Declaration in August. They unsuccessfully attempted to obtain rental assistance through CHAP in July.

Clients are able to pay a portion of the balance owed but cannot afford the full balance of over $5K at this time. The clients are a married couple whose income is unemployment and retirement, but much of the income is being used for one client’s medical expenses. The other client lost his job in April. They seek representation in the action and possible settlement to pay as much toward the balance as they can afford.

Case Number: 2020-022451

Client, whose primary language is Spanish, seeks assistance for a wrongful eviction. She was evicted for non-payment of rent on December 22, 2020. She received CHAP funds and turned them over to the landlord. She also paid rent for the month of December, which the landlord also accepted. However, Client did not understand the initial 7 day notice to pay or quit. She failed to complete the CDC Declaration or file an Answer, so her Motion to Stay the eviction was denied. She is currently living in her car. She would like assistance if filing complaints against the LL to CHAP and/or the Nevada AG’s office; a Motion to Seal so that she can try and obtain new housing; and any other appropriate relief.