Taking my landlord(who ismy brother &is an attorney) to small claims court.
My brother and i had an verbal agreement to repair/replace an front door. He had hired an repairman from repairs-r-us who left an closet door on an front entry door with no locks and cut the security wires on my door. after complaing my brother told me to find a repairman and he will pay. i found someone(my brother talked to him and agreed to pay him. I sent a certified letter to my brother demanding my money. He sent a eviction notice along with a bill(closet door) for damages i did not or was not aware of. I am taking him to small claims court for $379. my brother is an attorney and thinks he is unouchable and can not lose any legal cases including this. Can i sue him for punitive damagages for retaliton on the eviction notice? the funny part is we dont have a lease.
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Re: Taking my landlord(who ismy brother &is an attorney) to small claims court.
Nebraksa does not allow punative damages. Your brother will probably move the case out of small claims court into County court, where you should hire an attorney to represent you.