If the complaint is not specific enough, your former landlord will lose. You might wish to discuss your paperwork with a landlord/tenant or collections attorney so that you are prepared for trial Do not discuss your defenses with the Plaintiff because you might tip her hand that she needs to be more specific. Good luck!
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Get a lawyer who represents tenants in these matters.
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Find a lawyer who handles these disputes. By statute your landlord cannot keep a security deposit unless certain terms are satisfied. By statute if the landlord has not followed the terms you can be awarded double your damages and attorney fees. Shouldn't be difficult to find a lawyer considering the statutes and laws that apply to the his matter.