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Question: I am having a situation similar to what you describe regarding my old landlord withholding my deposit, and not contacting me at all after our walk through, when i had verbally requested an itemized list of deductions. it has been 20 business days and he has not contacted me. I'm looking for the text of Schaefer v. Murphey to read. Your article mentions the case, but I can not find any more information about it. Any help would be much appreciated

Answer:

If you go to your local law library (typically superior courts have one inside the building or nearby), ask the information desk to point you to the:

  • Arizona Reports; or the
  • Pacific Reporter Second Series

The legal citation for Schaefer v. Murphey is:  131 Ariz. 295, 640 P.2d 857 (1982).    This means that the case can be found in Volume 131 of the Arizona Reports  beginning on page 295.  The case can also be found in Volume 640 of the Pacific Reporter Second Series beginning on page 857.

 

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  • I am having a situation similar to what you describe regarding my old landlord withholding my deposit, and not contacting me at all after our walk through, when i had verbally requested an itemized list of deductions. it has been 20 business days and he has not contacted me. I'm looking for the text of Schaefer v. Murphey to read. Your article mentions the case, but I can not find any more information about it. Any help would be much appreciated

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