Cost of defending wrongful eviction lawsuits.

Asked over 1 year ago - San Diego, CA

I read an article online that state that the defense through trial of wrongful eviction lawsuits can range between $40,000 and $60,000. Is that right?

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  1. Erin Patricia Farley

    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . Any lawsuit can cost outrageous amounts if it becomes a train wreck. This is not a usual amount. A simple residential UD defense with a court appearance will not be anywhere near that amount.

  2. Thomas Anthony Schaeffer

    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . Agree on both points. 1) lawsuits which result in trial can spiral costs, and 2) defense to an unlawful detainer action will never come close to that amount (i say never but you never know). As always, the cost of the suit depends upon many factors but, typically, a wrongful eviction case is pretty straight forward with short discovery periods.

    Thomas A. Schaeffer, Esq. Law Office of Juarez and Schaeffer PO Box 16216, San Diego, CA 92105 (619) 804-4327 www.... more

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