My fiance, daughter,and I were staying with my sister for a short time, to save money to move into a new place. I even have mail at the location. On Christmas my brother in-law went through the room we're staying in and went searching through our things when we were gone. He found an old box of ours and made the accusation that there was marijuana in it. There was none. However, he smashed our box that had a toilet paper roll in it. He illegally kicked us out Christmas day. We spent $150 on a nasty motel. Plus it caused me high anxiety that physically upset my body and emotional state. Because of that, we're set back on saving and it will now take us longer to get our new place. We were looking to move around the 2nd of Jan. But now won't be able to until the 14th of Jan. Or longer
While you can sue anyone for anything, the better question is whether you can win. It will cost you more in time and money to pursue an action against your brother-in-law and your guarantee of winning is not great. As for an action for invasion of privacy, you are really going nowhere with tha. . Very sorry that you experienced this but your situation really does not rise to the level of a lawsuit.
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Unpleasant scenario, but not worth suing. Not sure why you left, BIL has no power to make you leave, though it was certainly prudent of you to do so.
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