Eviction

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Question: I am appealing an eviction action. The judge in the courtroom did not fully read my eviction action answer or counterclaim. He ruled in favor of the plaintiff without all of the necessary information to do so. Is that legal?

Answer: The most important evidence that a person may offer in court is their own sworn testimony. This is why eviction court judges usually ask each of the parties to state their case out loud and under oath. Without knowing exactly what happened during the hearing, it is impossible to say whether or not your particular judge acted appropriately.

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  • I am appealing an eviction action. The judge in the courtroom did not fully read my eviction action answer or counterclaim. He ruled in favor of the plaintiff without all of the necessary information to do so. Is that legal?

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